Why is Roan Mountain closed?
MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) — The road to the beloved Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens is closed because of a sinkhole. A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said the hole is about a mile past the gate blocking State Route 1358, the Roan Mountain Road.
Can you drive up Roan Mountain?
It is a five mile hike, round trip. As an alternative you can drive into the Roan Mountain Recreation Area in Pisgah National Forest and from the picnic area, follow a paved trail about a half mile though the rhododendron gardens to Roan High Bluff.
Is Roan Mountain part of the Smoky Mountains?
Swimming, hiking, fishing, camping or staying in a cabin, all of this and more await you in one of the most beautiful state park on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains. Roan Mountain is the big draw for this state park.
Can you camp on top of Roan Mountain?
One of my favorite tent spots of the trip is at Beauty Spot. It’s an open grassy area on top of the Unaka Mountains with breathtaking views of the Unaka Wilderness and Pisgah National Forest. There is also the option of using one of the many shelters.
How long do rhododendrons bloom on Roan Mountain?
Usually the last two weeks in June.