Tennessee Roan Mountain State Park Camping and Hiking Trip
Situated in the midst of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee's Roan Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities to delight any visitor to the area. Not only hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing, this Tennessee state park's attractions also include the historic Miller Farmstead and the celebrated Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival.
Roan Mountain State Park Campground
Located at the base of Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park encompasses more than 2000 acres of Tennessee beauty. The refreshingly cold Doe River, well-stocked with trout, flows through the campground - an early reservation gets you a riverfront campsite.
- 107 campsites (87 with electric & water hook ups; 20 tent sites, each with water)
- Limited Wi-Fi (free)
- Bear country - do not leave food unattended.
Roan Mountain State Park Group Campground
For larger gatherings, Roan Mountain State Park has four group campsites that hold up to 25 people each. The group campground has easy access to the Doe River as well as picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and water spigots. The closest restroom is about 1/4-mile walk.
Roan Mountain State Park Activities & Cabins
A bit of an outdoor resort, Roan Mountain State Park also includes access to a swimming pool, children's playground, basketball court, and tennis courts. If camping isn't your way to relax, check out the 30 deluxe cabins here (sleeping up to 4-6 people), of which two cabins are pet-friendly.
Within Roan Mountain State Park, choose from 12 miles of day hikes and 3 miles of mountain bike trails. An Appalachian Trail adventure is only 8 miles away.
Carver's Gap to Round Bald
Don't miss out on this memorable hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) to Round Bald. Drive south out of the Roan Mountain State Park on Highway TN-143 and park at Carvers Gap. Head northbound on the AT through rhododendron tunnels and an old conifer forest and emerge to stunningly gorgeous panoramic views. Definitely one of our favorite family hikes!
- Easy 3/4-mile hike to Round Bald (1.5 mile RT)
- Vault toilet at trailhead