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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 - $375
    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 - $375
    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 - $325
      Businesses that have $150,000 or more in annual sales

    • Small Business - $260
      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 68th edition is October 1 2016.  You may join after this date and your listing will be included in the 69th 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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Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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