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BRPA Membership Levels

Who Is Eligible

Organizations, attractions, and businesses who serve the travel and tourism industry in the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah, and Great Smoky Mountains regions are a great fit for Blue Ridge Parkway Association membership.

Membership Levels

  • Organization - $350
    Chambers of commerce, travel organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, merchant associations, or government agencies and other such groups that are financed by membership dues from among business firms and individuals directly or indirectly engaged in the travel business.

    Organizations receive 4 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.


  • Attraction - $350
    Travel attractions or any commercial enterprise financed primarily through admission fees. 

    Attractions receive 3 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.


  • Business
    Lodging properties, restaurants, craft and antique shops, shopping malls, theaters and other recreational businesses of interest or necessary for tourists. 

    Businesses receive 3 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.

    • Large Business - $290
      Businesses that have $150,000 or more in annual sales

    • Small Business - $240
      Businesses that have less than $150,000 in annual sales


  • Associate - $240
    Businesses or organizations that serve the travel and tourism industry, such as consultants, banks, printers, or advertising firms. 

    Associate members will not be listed in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, or on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app or mobile website.


  • Individual - $30
    Any individual who has a personal interest in the Parkway and supports the purpose of the Association, but has no direct business interest.

    Individual members will not be listed in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, or on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app or mobile website.


Membership dues are payable at the time of application. The Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is printed once per year.  The deadline for inclusion in the 66th edition is October 1 2014.  You may join after this date and your listing will be included in the 67th edition.  However, your listing can be added to the website soon after joining, and will remain online throughout your membership.

Annual membership renewal dues will be billed each year in June; dues not paid within 90 days after billing may result in suspension of membership.

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17th Annual Blowing Rock WinterFest

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 6:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

Jr. Rangers @ Lake James State Park

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

Lake Channel Overlook Hike

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 pm
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Adults Mixed Medium Class

Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:30 pm
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Kids Acrylic Painting Class

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 crea
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • 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.
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