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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I have a wedding or meeting/event on the Blue Ridge Parkway?
A:
See: Special Park Uses and Special Events Policy at http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/permits.htm

Q: When are Visitor Centers, campgrounds and Parkway facilities open?
A:
Explore a listing of openings, closings and hours.

Q: Where can I find the latest information on Parkway detours and closings?
A:
The most up to date closing information about the Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed by calling (828) 298-0398, 24 hours a day.  You may also find some closing information on the National Park Service website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm

Q: Can tour buses travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway?
A:
Yes – no special permits are required. Please review the tunnel clearance information below.

Q: Can large RV's travel the Parkway?
A:
Yes. Explore the list of all tunnel clearances on the Parkway.

Q: What is the lowest clearance of tunnels or bridges over the Parkway?
A:
The South End between Route 19 and terminus at Cherokee is 10’6”. Explore the list of all tunnel clearances on the Parkway.

Q: Is parking adequate for large RV's and buses at Parkway scenic views and attractions?
A:
Yes.

Q: Is the Blue Ridge Parkway open in winter?
A:
Subject to snow and ice. The most up to date closing information about the Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed by calling (828) 298-0398, 24 hours a day.  You may also find some closing information on the National Park Service website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm

Q: What is the speed limit on the Parkway?
A:
Maximum is 45 miles per hour, with some locations (in congested areas such as Mabry Mill) at 25 miles per hour.  

Q: Why are there no white lines on the sides of the road?
A: This is a part of the design of the road itself and allows it to retain a rural feel and blend into the landscape. It is one of the touches that make this road beautiful. The landscape architects maintain this design and it meets federal safety standards.

Q: Do Parkway campgrounds take reservations for spaces?
A:
Yes, at some locations at www.recreation.gov or toll free at (877) 444-6777.

Q: Do Parkway campgrounds accommodate RVs?
A:
Yes, but water, electrical and sewage connections are not available. Centralized water and restrooms are available.

Q: Are there any gas stations on the Parkway?
A:
Not directly on the Parkway. Gas is available not far off the Parkway at most U.S. or State Highway Intersections. Explore a list of nearby gas stations.

Q: Does the Appalachian Trail run with the Parkway at any point?
A:
Yes. In Virginia, North of Roanoke.

Q: Where can I get information and brochures about traveling on the Parkway?
A:
The Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner and the Blue Ridge Parkway Association's map brochure are included in a free information packet. However, for current road conditions and information, call (828) 298-0398.

Q: Can Parkway rangers make an arrest?
A:
Yes.

Q: How can I learn about local history along the Parkway?
A:
Call (828) 299-3507 to order by phone or you may purchase books and other information at Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Centers that have books available from nonprofit publisher Eastern National.

Q: How can I find out what there is to see and do along the Parkway?
A:
Explore our What to Do section or peruse the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner

Q: Is it alright to pull over on the grass beside the Parkway and spread a blanket for a picnic?
A:
Yes. Vehicles should be fully off of the road so they can be entered and exited out of without impeding the flow of traffic. Driving vehicles across open fields is prohibited.

Q: What is a National Park Pass?
A:
An annual pass available for $80 allows free entry to any National Park Service area with a fee. Age 62 and over can purchase an Interagency Senior or Access Pass which allows free entry into Parks with an entrance fee and gives a 50% reduction for camping and other user fees. There is no fee on the Blue Ridge Parkway, however National Park Service Campgrounds along the Parkway do require a fee. Visitors with the Interagency Senior or Access Pass (or former Golden Age or Golden Access Passports) pay a reduced camping fee. More information on the Interagency Pass program can be found at this link.

Q: What is The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation?
A:
Founded in 1997, this nonprofit foundation is the primary fundraising organization for the Parkway. It solicits donations and bequests from individuals, as well as grants and corporate support for a broad range of programs and activities that provide lasting benefits to the Parkway and its visitors. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. For information about Foundation activities, including its estate giving program, write to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, P.O. Box 10427 Salem Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27108, call (336) 721-0260 or visit www.brpfoundation.org 

Q: Who are FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway?
A:
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is also non-profit, but unlike the Foundation, it is a membership organization, some 8,500 strong. Founded in 1989, this organization’s primary mission is to fundraise for Parkway programs such as Saving Parkway Views, Junior Ranger Program, Trails Forever and to mobilize and provide leadership for volunteers who assist with a wide variety of Parkway projects. Membership in FRIENDS is tax deductible. To join FRIENDS or for information about volunteer opportunities and other FRIENDS activities, write to FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, P.O. Box 20986, Roanoke, VA 24018, call (540) 772-2992 (Toll Free 1-800-228-PARK) or visit www.BlueRidgeFriends.org.

Q: Is bicycling allowed on the Parkway?
A:
Yes. Because the Blue Ridge Parkway was designed for motor travel bicyclists should exercise caution, have reflectors and riders should wear high visibility clothing and helmets. Avoid the Blue Ridge Parkway during fog and periods of low visibility. Long distance travelers should plan their overnight stays be sure to have plenty of water and food.

Q: Do all of those things apply to the Skyline Drive as well?
A:
Yes. But the Skyline Drive (and Shenandoah National Park) has an entrance fee.

Q: Can we bury our pet along the Blue Ridge Parkway?
A:
No. National Park Service regulations prohibit pet burials on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Recommend checking the city nearest where you usually visited the Parkway for pet burial information so you could locate an appropriate location close to that city or town.

Related Information

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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

Lexington First Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

50th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 am

Forest Festival Day & Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 am

ArtsMart

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

ColorFest

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Dogtoberfest

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Mountain Spirits Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Virginia Science Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Mountain Magic in Fall

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Harvestfest

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:15 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Oak Barrel Blues Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 pm

The Harris Brothers & Kitty Amaral &The Stray Cats

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Sunday, October 5, 2014

50th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
6

Oktoberfest

Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Monday, October 6, 2014

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Monday, October 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
7

Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:00 pm
9

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 9, 2014

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 pm
10

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Ashe County Barn Quilt Tours

Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Wine & Wags

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 pm

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:00 pm

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:30 pm

Culpeper Magical History Tour

Friday, October 10, 2014, 4:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

50th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am

Sylva's 125th Anniversary

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am

Camping in the Old Style

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am

Boone Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am

Vinton Fall Festival/5K Run

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Page County Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Ashe County Barn Quilt Tours

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Black Dog Wine and Beach Music Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 pm

Steep Canyon Rangers & New Spring Valley Boys

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 6:00 pm

American Craft Week Along the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail

Sunday, October 12, 2014

50th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:00 am

20th Annual Todd New River Festival

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9:00 am

Page County Heritage Festival

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
13

Oktoberfest

Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8:00 pm
14

Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
15

Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 8:00 pm
16

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
17

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00 pm

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 am

Go Outside Festival

Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 pm

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
18

Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6:00 pm

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

Valle Country Fair

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 am

Wooly Worm Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 am

Go Outside Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 am

24th Annual Bryson City Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 am

Shenandoah Autumnfest

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

Harvest Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:30 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

Wooly Worm Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:00 am

Go Outside Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Fall Colors of Grandfather Mountain

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:00 pm
20

Oktoberfest

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
21

Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
22

Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
23

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
24

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 pm

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:30 pm

The Legend of Tommy Hodges: An Outdoor Drama

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
25

Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Beary Scary Halloween

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 am

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

Big Lick Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

Legends of the Land

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:30 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Legend of Tommy Hodges: An Outdoor Drama

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:30 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at Old Salem

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
27

Oktoberfest

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm
28

Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
29

Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 pm
30

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm
31

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 pm

Downtown Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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.
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • 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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