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Gas Availability

Gas is not available on the Blue Ridge Parkway but is available not far off the Parkway at many U.S. or State Highway intersections, including those below:

Driving the Blue Ridge ParkwayVirginia Exits for Gas

  • US 250 - MP 0, less than 3 miles west
  • US 60 - MP 45.6, less than 5 miles west
  • US 501 - MP 63.7, less than 2 miles south
  • VA 43 - MP 90.9, less than 5 miles north
  • US 460 - MP 106, less than 4 miles west
  • VA 24 - MP 112.2, less than 2 miles east or west
  • US 220 - MP 121.4, less than 5 miles north
  • US 58 - MP 177.7, less than 1 mile east
  • US 52 - MP 199.4, less than 1 mile north
  • VA 89 - MP 215.8, less than 8 miles north

North Carolina Exits for Gas

  • US 21 - MP 229.7, less than 8 miles west
  • NC 18 - MP 248.1, less than 3 miles west
  • NC 16 - MP 261.2, less than 12 miles west
  • US 321 - MP 291.8, less than 2 miles north or south
  • NC 181 - MP 312, less than 3 miles north
  • NC 226 - MP 330.9, less than 3 miles north
  • US 70 - MP 382.5, less than 2 miles east or west
  • US 74A - MP 384.7, less than 3 miles south
  • US 25 - MP 388.8, less than 1 mile south, less than 3 miles north
  • NC 191 - MP 393.6, less than 3 miles north
  • US 276 - MP 411.8, less than 10 miles north
  • US 74/23 - MP 443.1, less than 3 miles east
  • US 19 - MP 455.7, less than 3 miles east

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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.
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • 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
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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