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Otter Creek Campground - MP 60.8

The Parkway’s Otter Creek area provides a campground with 45 tent and 24 trailer sites, restrooms, water, and a campfire circle. Many of the campsites are along the banks of Otter Creek. 

The 3.5-mile Otter Creek Trail follows the creek down to the James River Visitor Center.  The trail can also be accessed from the next three overlooks to the south at MP 61.4, 62.5 and 63.1. At the visitor center the James River Canal Trail will take you to the restored James River and Kanawha Canal Lock that was built between 1845-51. When completed the canal had 90 locks and went from Richmond to Buchanan, Virginia.

Area hikes include: Trail of Trees, Otter Creek, Otter Lake Loop and James River Canal Trails. 

Highlights

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Live Music & More

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 am
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How the West Was Won

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 2:00 pm

Taste of Avery

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Spring Arts & Crafts Market

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 am

How the West Was Won

Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:00 pm

First Friday Concert and Annual Livermush Festival

Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Pisgah Enduro Race

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 am

NC Gold Festival

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 am

19th Annual Black Mountain Old Depot Art By The Tracks Festival

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 am

Eagle/Osprey Nest Tour

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 am

Spring Arts & Crafts Market

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 am

Plein Air Arts Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 am

Adventure Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 am

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 am

How the West Was Won

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Music Center Presents "Big" Ron Hunter & the Martha Bassett Band in Concert

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm

Astronomy for Everyone

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Pisgah Enduro Race

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9:00 am

19th Annual Black Mountain Old Depot Art By The Tracks Festival

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 am

Plein Air Arts Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am

Adventure Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am

Fishing 101

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 pm
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Monday Night Live free concert

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Live Music & More

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 am
9

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:00 am

How the West Was Won

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 am

How the West Was Won

Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Music on Main Street

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 am

Canoe Excursion

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:00 am

National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Art in the Park

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Creek Sampling

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 am

National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11:00 am

South Creek Winery Deck Series - Mood SwingZ

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 pm

How the West Was Won

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 pm

5th Annual Movie on the Meadows

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 8:00 am

Canoe Excursion

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 8:30 am

Stop, Sip & Savor Wine Hop

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 pm
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Monday Night Live free concert

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:00 pm
14

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00 pm
15

Live Music & More

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 am
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Live Music & More

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00 am

Father's Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:00 am

Annual Maury River Fiddlers' Convention

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Eagle/Osprey Nest Tour

Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 am

Live Music & More

Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 am

North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure

Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 am

Annual Maury River Fiddlers' Convention

Friday, June 17, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Steep Canyon Rangers & Dori Freeman in Concert

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Steep Canyon Rangers & Dori Freeman in Concert

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Music on Main Street

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Annual New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market & Craft Show

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:00 am

Naturalist Niche: Summer Birding

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:30 am

Live Music & More

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 am

North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 am

Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 am

Annual Maury River Fiddlers' Convention

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
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Live Music & More

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 am

North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 am

Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 pm
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Live Music & More

Monday, June 20, 2016, 10:00 am

National Pollinator Week

Monday, June 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

Monday Night Live free concert

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:00 pm
21

National Pollinator Week

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:00 pm
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National Pollinator Week

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
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National Pollinator Week

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 pm
24

National Pollinator Week

Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

Music on Main Street

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:00 pm
25

27th Annual Summertime Mountain Artisans Fine Art and Craft Show

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 am

Avery County Wine & Beer Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:00 pm

PA Cider Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 pm

National Pollinator Week

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 pm
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27th Annual Summertime Mountain Artisans Fine Art and Craft Show

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00 pm

National Pollinator Week

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 pm
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Monday Night Live free concert

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00 pm
   

Highlights & Happenings

  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
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