Roan Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide


At the bottom of the 6,285-foot Roan Mountain lies the appropriately named Roan Mountain State Park. It’s more than 2,000 acres of hardwood forest and beautiful, rugged ridges. The Doe River snakes its way through the park and is home to a population of trout and other fish. Wildflowers abound, and Roan Mountain is especially picturesque in spring, when azaleas and rhododendron blanket the hillsides. 

Weather in the mountains can get pretty cool in winter, with an average low of 21 F in January. It stays mild in summer as well, with an average high at the peak of summertime in the low 80s. The park is fairly rainy, which accounts for the beautiful blooms that can be found there! Roan Mountain gets between 7-12 days of rain each month.

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Spring 31 F – 72 F
Summer 55 F – 81 F
Fall 32 F – 76 F
Winter 21 F – 45 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Roan Mountain State Park

Camping is available at Roan Mountain State Park, with premium sites that have water and electric hookups and nearby showers. There is also a dump station at the campground. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Black Bear Resort

Black Bear Resort, along the Appalachian Trail, is also located near Roan Mountain. It’s a great place to set up camp and explore both sites, or to enjoy a day or two relaxing and taking in the view. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, playground

Roan Creek Campground

This spacious campground is a great place to park your RV for the weekend. When you’re not exploring the area, sit back and relax next to the sparkling Roan Creek for a spell.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: n/a

  • Pet friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: showers, hose/wash down area, firewood, kayak rentals

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What to Do at
Roan Mountain State Park

Inside Roan Mountain State Park

There are a number of things to do at Roan Mountain State Park throughout the year.

Swimming: There is a swimming pool at Roan Mountain. The pool features a wading pool for small children, and there are lifeguards on duty.

Hiking: There are 12 miles of hiking trails throughout the park, ranging in difficulty from easy, family-friendly hikes to more strenuous treks to test your mettle.

Biking: There are more than three miles of mountain bike trails throughout the park that also range in difficulty for beginner or more experienced riders.

Fishing: As one of the most productive trout streams in the state, the Doe River is an excellent place for fishing. There are also other wild trout streams nearby, and the Watauga River provides abundant fishing as well. 

Interpretive programs: The Miller Farmstead at the park gives visitors a glimpse at the lives of Appalachian settlers.

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How to Get to
Roan Mountain State Park

Take I-26 through Johnson City and take Exit 24 (Hwy 67). Follow Hwy 67 through Elizabethton, and turn right onto Hwy 19E south. In Roan Mountain, turn right on Hwy 143 and follow it into the park. 

From Boone, NC: Take Hwy 105 to Newland, NC. Take Hwy 194 north out of Newland toward Roan Mountain, TN. At Elk Park, NC, take Hwy 19E to Roan Mountain, TN. In Roan Mountain, turn left on Hwy 143 and follow it into the park. 

The address for the park is 1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN.

Entering Roan Mountain State Park

There is no entrance fee for the park.

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Tennessee and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Roan Mountain State Park

What is the climate of Roan Mountain State Park?

The climate of Roan Mountain State Park is cold in the winter and mild in the summer. The average temperature in January is 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average in July is 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Roan Mountain State Park?

There are various wildlife species in Roan Mountain State Park, including white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse. You may also see a variety of songbirds and small mammals.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Roan Mountain State Park?

There are designated RV camping spots in Roan Mountain State Park. The campgrounds have water and electrical hookups. There are also primitive camping sites available for those who want to experience a more rustic camping experience.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Roan Mountain State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to reserve a camping spot at Roan Mountain State Park. Camping charges are $15 per night for primitive sites and $20 for sites with water and electrical hookups.

Are pets allowed at Roan Mountain State Park?

Pets are allowed at Roan Mountain State Park but must be kept on a leash. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets are not allowed in the park buildings and on hiking trails.