Roan Mountain State Park
Just outside of Bakersville, NC is Roan Mountain and Roan Mountain State
Roan Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains east
of the Rockies.
While you are there, you can visit the 600 acre rhododendron
garden and hike the 1 mile Roan Trail near Carverís Gap.
The trail is comprised of 3 loops. The first loop is paved,
and features 16 stations keyed to the informational brochure.
There is also an observation deck which provides a spectacular
view of the surrounding areas.
While at Roan Mountain, you can enjoy camping, either at
the campsites or in the rental cabins, go picnicking, hiking,
and attend educational activities like wildflower tours
and bird walks. Also, with 100 inches annually of snow,
Roan Mountain is the only state park in North Carolina
with cross country skiing.
If you're interested in hiking there's plenty of that at Roan Mt. Learn more about hiking at our blog that includes the best hikes as well as updated tips and hiking gear reviews.
Open: year round; restaurant open seasonally; swimming pool and campgrounds
are open from Memorial day to Labor Day
Facilities: Campgrounds, cabins, picnic areas, restaurant,
& play ground
Things to do: hiking, cross country skiing, swimming,
horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, and table tennis