Roan Mountain is just off US 19E via SR 143 between the town of Roan Mountain and N.C. SR 261. In mid-June the uncultivated Catawba rhododendron burst into bloom, forming one of the largest natural rhododendron gardens in the world, nearly 600 acres. Beneath the mountain's 6,327-foot peak, Roan Mountain State Park offers furnished cabins, recreational activities, the Miller farmstead and spectacular views.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.