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Roan Mountain State Park

Just a few miles up from the town of Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of the 6,285-foot mountain by the same name. Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges. Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges, fish for trout, play tennis, swim, tour a century old farmhouse, join rangers and naturalists for educational programs, and enjoy mountain music concerts. The Appalachian Trail and famous Rhododendron Gardens of Roan Mountain can be accessed at Carver’s Gap, an 8-mile drive from the park.




527 HWY 143

Roan Mountain,


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