AAA Editor Notes
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.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.