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Facility Hours & Closings

2015 Spring/Summer FACILITY SCHEDULE

CAMPGROUNDS (Open first come-first serve through May 15.
Reservations accepted after May 15 by visiting
recreation.gov)

 
 

60.8

Otter Creek Campground

1-May

Full services available.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

1-May

Full services available.

167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

1-May

Full services available.
Loops B & C available after June 1

239.2

Doughton Park Campground

1-May

RV loop and two tent camping
loops open for season.

296.9

Price Park Campground

1-May

Full services available.

316.4

Linville Falls Campground

3-Apr

Self registration until May 1st.
Full services available.

339.5

Crabtree Falls Campground

1-May

RV loop and one tent camping loop
open for season.

408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

1-May

Full services available.

CONCESSION FACILITIES

85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

27-Mar

Full services available;
Sharp Top bus service & Peaks Country Store
open May 22; visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

176.2

Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop

1-May

Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com
for more information.

258.7

Northwest Trading Post

18-Apr

Visit http://goo.gl/AM5dyN
for more information

294

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor

15-Mar

Visit craftguild.org for more information. 

296.9

Price Park Boat Rental

3-Apr

Open Fri.-Sun. only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25. Visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Visit craftguild.org for more information. 

408.8

Pisgah Inn & Restaurant

1-Apr

Visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

PICNIC AREAS (Open Daily until sunset; Restrooms available at picnic areas)

8.5

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

63.6

James River Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

120.4

Roanoke Mtn Picnic Area

17-Apr

Sunday Mtn. Music programs begin May 24, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area 

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

Open Year Round

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

3-Apr

April 3 (12noon) - April 30, 2015 one loop open with comfort station; Full services for entire area available beginning May 1

340.2

Crabtree Falls Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

1-May

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6

Humpback Rocks Farm

9-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25, 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.; Weekend farmlife demonstrations

63.6

James River Visitor Center

2-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.; Open Wed. - Sun. beginning May 27, 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

1-May

Open Wed.-Sun. only through May 17; Open daily beginning May 20, 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

85.6

Nature Center

23-May

Open Sat. - Sun., Hours TBD

85.6

Johnson Farm

14-May

Open Th. - Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

2-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 25, Open Th. - Mon. beginning May 28; 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Cultural Site

2-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

213

Blue Ridge Music Center

2-May

Open Th. - Mon. through May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with Mid-day Mountain Music available daily from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Open daily beginning May 21; Concert Season begins May 23, visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.

238.5

Brinegar Cabin 

2-May

Open Sat. & Sun. only, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. (including holidays)

294

Moses Cone Manor House

2-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

1-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

1-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals 

Open Year Round

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

17-Apr

Open Fri. - Sun. through April 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Open daily beginning May 1, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.; open until 5:00 p.m. beginning May 22

382.2

Folk Art Center, Visitor Information & Bookstore

Open Year Round

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.

384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

1-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 



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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Loons of the Lake

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:45 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Guest Chef Weekend at Chateau Morrisette Restaurant

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 4:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:00 am

Spring Photo Safari

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5:00 pm
       

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 66th 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.
  • 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.
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