Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $18.00
Camping at Roan Mountain State Park is vastly improved with the inception of the new reservation system. The disagreements between campers and long waiting lines are over, yielding a much more pleasant camping experience. Campground hosts and rangers are now very friendly and inviting. All the roads and sites in the campground have been recently repaved. Some leveling may still be required on the hillside sites. Restrooms and showers are very clean. RV sites in the lower loop on the east side of the Doe River (sites 1-40) are classified as "premium" sites at a higher price with no discounts. The hillside sites on the west side of the Doe River (sites 41-90) are lower priced, and senior discounts are available. Be aware that larger RVs and trailers may not be able to navigate the steep hills and sharp curves. Check with the campground host before attempting. Sites vary in length and width; be sure to verify that your rig will fit on the site chosen when making a reservation. The price shown is for a hillside site with senior discount. The park swimming pool is open seasonally, and a recreation room with billiard tables and pinball machines is located at the park conference center. There is no cable or over-the-air TV, and cell phone reception and WiFi are only available at the campground office and the conference center. The clean mountain air and beautiful natural surroundings more than compensate for the absence of those modern electronic annoyances. Be sure to visit the Miller homestead and be reminded of the self-sufficient lifestyle that existed a century ago. We will definitely return to Roan Mountain State Park. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
I hate to slam the place because I'm sure lots of people like places like this, judging by the crowded conditions! The campground is busy, crowded, noisy. There's little space between sites. Kids running everywhere. Trucks & cars jammed into sites & between sites. We pulled up to our site, took one look at the lack of space and privacy, and promptly left. We gave up our 2 day fee just to go find somewhere more suitable for us. Don't get me wrong... I have kids too, but just like a little more of a feeling of being "in the woods" when I camp.... Not jammed up with 100's of others! It looks like there's lots to do here, but if you like a little privacy & peace, keep looking. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite places to camp. Most of the sites are very nice some better than others. Bathhouse's are very clean. Most all the sites are very shaded. Some of the sites in the upper part would be hard to get a bigger camper in. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
We camped on a site on the river. The incline down to the river is a bit steep but was able to fish right out the back of the MH. Sites were level and we had 30amp electric hookup. We had no WiFi at the MH, but there was WiFi at the store and certain areas of the park. The sites are close but not too crammed. We saw a black bear on our second day here. Loved the fall foliage and be sure and visit the farm at the park. Would definitely love to visit this park again. Lots of friendly campers. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Really did not get to enjoy this park too much due to time constraints. Showers and restroom were clean. Lots of sites to choose from as it was mid week. Plenty of shade. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Tent.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Loved this park! facilities were kept very clean, great staff, cool surroundings. Lower level loop was OK, if you don't mind a gazillion kids on a summer weekend! Sites up on the hill were far more appealing to us seasoned travelers! We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
I wasn't impressed with the campground, but for $20 electric & water was not bad. The premium loop at the bottom is $25/night. That loop was crowded and many children were camping. Some sites are level, some not, going up the hill. Sites vary in size but most are pretty nicely spaced apart. Campground host was friendly and helpful. They gave us a sign that said "Occupied" to post while we weren't on the site. We were here to see the Rhododendrons in bloom: very beautiful on top of the mountain (long way from campground). I would have like to been here for the festival but we were concerned about getting a campsite since they do not take reservations. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
First come first serve; confusing check in service; if you don't set your 'camping unit' up, quite quickly, you suffer the wrath, and almost ridicule, of the campground host and even the park ranger. Family member had not set her tent up in weeks, had a pet to keep quiet, but evidently didn't move as fast as park attendants needed, so I heard about it over the next 2 days. The campground host was almost scary when scolding my family member. We hadn't camped at Roan Mountain previously, and evidently understand the local rules. Of course, the check-in area closed for lunch at a peak check in time (3-4pm), so no one was there to EXPLAIN the rules. Unnecessary grouchiness by the men there...lady at check-in was very nice. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $20.00
Very woodsy campground. Not for "techies". No cell phone service, no TV, no internet. This is for outdoor people only. No shopping close. No eateries close. Very quiet and beautiful We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Very well maintained park with beautiful scenery. Hosts and employees and most guests take much pride in park. Plan on trying to arrive during the week or early Sunday morning. Camping is first come, first served and lower campground area is in high demand. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $17.00
This is a beautiful campground in the most beautiful mountains of Tenn. The only thing wrong with this campground is if you travel any distance to get here then you may not get a good site. The best sites will have little bitty small pup tents where the office people that works here gives these sites to their friends. The problem is there is not anyone camping in these sites, they just put their little pup tents up, kind of like reservations. I always thought if you rented a site to camp then you should have a camper set up an be here camping. I think the parks and recreation committee should look into this. Other than that, it is a nice park. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.