Roan Mountain sees record numbers

In the business of setting trends, Roan Mountain State Park didn’t disappoint over the summer.

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, Park Manager J.R. Tinch couldn’t help but crack a smile when recalling what the staff was able to accomplish over the summer.

“There was definitely an increase in visitation and revenue over the summer,” Tinch said. “It was another record-breaking season. I can’t say enough about the staff of the park and the support from everyone. I don’t know if it comes from the publicity from the park being named the State Park of the Year or word just getting, but every year we keep seeing growth.”


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