Roan Mountain State Park

Activities

Interpretive Programs

The Miller Farmstead provides a glimpse back to the hardiness and self-sufficient lifestyles of the Appalachian settlers.

Carver's Gap, a low point in the ridgeline of Roan Mountain, is eight miles past the park on highway 143.

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Swimming

The Roan Mountain swimming pool has a wading pool for small children. Lifeguards are on duty.

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Hiking/Biking

There are approximately 12 miles of hiking trails in Roan Mountain State Park and over 3 miles of mountain bike trails. Difficulty levels range from easy to strenuous.

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Fishing

The Doe River is one of the most productive trout streams in the state and is in close proximity to other wild trout streams as well as the Watauga River. Most anglers flyfish for abundant Rainbow and Brown Trout in the streams.  Other tackle is productive for bass, Walleye and catfish in the Watauga River.