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Facility Hours & Closings

2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Seasonal Opening Schedule   

Milepost

Facility

Open Date

Notes:


CAMPGROUNDS (For reservation information visit recreation.gov)


60.8

Otter Creek Campground

9-May

Full services available.


85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

9-May

Full services available.


120.4

Roanoke Mtn Campground

9-May

Available for day use only in Loop A; Sunday Mtn. Music programs begin May 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

9-May

Two loops open for season.


239.2

Doughton Park Campground

9-May

RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season.


296.9

Price Park Campground

9-May

Full services available.


316.4

Linville Falls Campground

9-May

Full services available.


408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

9-May

Full services available.


CONCESSION FACILITIES


85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

11-Apr

Full services available; 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

19-Apr

Visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 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

9-May

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 (Restrooms available at  picnic areas)


8.5

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area

9-May



63.6

James River Picnic Area

9-May



85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

9-May



154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

14-June



169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

9-May



188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area

9-May



217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

9-May



241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

9-May



271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

9-May



296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

9-May



316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

9-May

Portable toilets available first week of fishing season, April 2 - 9; Full services available May 9


367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

9-May


407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

9-May



VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST


6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

3-May

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


6

Humpback Rocks Farm

18-May

Historic cabins and farmlife demonstrations Thur. - Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


63.6

James River Visitor Center

16-May

Open Wed. - Sun., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

18-May

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


85.6

Johnson Farm

31-May

Open Wed. - Sun.,  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

24-May

Weekends only, Sat. - Sun., 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


176.2

Mabry Mill Developed Area

10-May

Weekends only, May 10 - 24. Open daily beginning May 25 , 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


213

Blue Ridge Music Center

Staggered beginning May 10

Thurs. - Mon., 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 23; Concert Season begins May 24, visit blueridgemusiccenter.com for more information.


238.5

Brinegar Cabin

24-May

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


294

Moses Cone Manor House

25-Apr

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Manor House Tours available by reservation after June 7


304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

3-May

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


316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

9-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with portable toilets from April 2 to May 9


330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals

Open Year Round

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

9-May

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


382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.; Visit southernhighlandguild.org for more information.


384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

25-Apr

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


* Please note, schedule subject to change. Check nps.gov/blri or facebook.com/BlueRidgeNPS for updates and other park information.



 



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Calendar

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The Music of James Bond

Monday, September 15, 2014, 8:00 pm
16

The Music of James Bond

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 8:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
17

The Music of James Bond

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 9:00 am
18

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Music of James Bond

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Trolley Wine Tour

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:30 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 pm

Pisgah District After Hours Hike

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
19

Monacan Indian Nation Fall Festival

Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Music of James Bond

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:00 pm

"On Golden Pond"

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:30 pm

Roanoke Greek Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 am
20

Monacan Indian Nation Fall Festival

Saturday, September 20, 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

The Music of James Bond

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 am

Jackson County Green Energy Park Youth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 am

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 am

Blowing Rock Music Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 am

Mountain Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 am

34th Annual Heritage Weekend

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Railroad Days

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 am

11th Annual Catawba Riverfest

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Roanoke Greek Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 am

25th Annual Henry Street Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:30 am

10th Annual Shine to Wine Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00 pm

BFF Day - Winery Music by Sorella Jack

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Murdered

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

Big Country Bluegrass & The Wolfe Brothers String Band

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00 pm

"On Golden Pond"

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:30 pm

Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Monacan Indian Nation Fall Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Music of James Bond

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Roanoke Greek Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 am

34th Annual Heritage Weekend

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 am

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 9:00 am

Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 am

23rd Annual Adams County Heritage Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 pm

Bring Back the Monarchs

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

Fall Craft Market

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
24

Creeking

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:00 pm
25

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Migration Bird Trek

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 pm
26

Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Friday, September 26, 2014

Guest Appreciation Festival

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Boat Tour

Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

"On Golden Pond"

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
27

Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music and Art in the Mountains

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Guest Appreciation Festival

Saturday, September 27, 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

Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 am

Pippinfest

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Mountain Heritage Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Green Hill Highland Games

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 am

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Music & Art in the Mountains

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Native Plant Gardening

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 am

17th Annual Harrisonburg International Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 pm

Across the Blue Ridge: Collectors and Song Carriers

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 4:00 pm

"On Golden Pond"

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Guest Appreciation Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pippinfest

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:00 am

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 pm

"On Golden Pond"

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:30 pm
29

Oktoberfest

Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Explore Lake James by Canoe

Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:00 am
30

Oktoberfest

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Fall Craft Market

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Overmountain Victory Trail Hike

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Balsam Range Concert

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30 pm
       

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monacan Indian Nation Fall Festival
  • Come immerse yourself in the culture of the Monacan Indian Nation in a 3-day event including music, dancing, performances and artisans.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • 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.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • 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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