Doughton Park, MP 240
Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.
Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and create a spectacular show as flame azalea and rhododendron bloom.
The Brinegar Cabin, craft demonstrations, diverse hiking options and make Doughton Park a must-experience destination along the Parkway.
What to Do
- Explore the Brinegar Cabin to see craft demonstrations or hike into Basin Cove to view the Caudill Family Homestead
- Enjoy a short hike at Fodder Stack Trail or test your endurance on the strenuous 7.5-mile Bluff Mountain Trail
- Visit the nearby Northwest Trading Post at Milepost 258, featuring a variety of craft items and souvenirs
- Camp under the stars and enjoy ranger talks during the summer season
Explore the listing of hours and opening and closing dates for visitor centers, campgrounds, and concessions and facilities - many of which are at or near the Highlights featured.