Roan Mountain State Park

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For Educators

Tennessee State Parks offers engaging, relevant, and interactive educational experiences. Discover more about learning with a Ranger -- in a park or in a classroom!

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.

Swimming

The Roan Mountain State Park pool will not reopen as of Summer, 2022. Find other activities at the park here.

Hiking/Biking

There are approximately 12 miles of day-use hiking trails in Roan Mountain State Park and approximately three miles of mountain bike trails. Difficulty levels range from easy to strenuous. The Appalachian Trail is accessible by an 8-mile drive from the park. 

Roan Mountain State Park’s terrain can be steep and challenging, but rewarding. Know the local weather conditions prior to hiking and plan accordingly. 

Caution: Foot traction devices are recommended when the park has snow and ice on roads, parking areas, walkways, and trails.

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. Tennessee Fishing License and trout stamp are required to fish.