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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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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Tour of Cone Manor

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:00 am

"Boeing Boeing"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Pisgah District After Hours Hike

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

"Boeing Boeing"

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:30 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Friday, July 25, 2014

Grandfather Mountain Campout

Friday, July 25, 2014

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 am

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

Summertime Barrels, Bottles & Casks

Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

16th Annual Union Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show

Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

"Boeing Boeing"

Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 pm

Dinosaur Train

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 am

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Grandfather Mountain Campout

Saturday, July 26, 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

16th Annual Union Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show

Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:30 am

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Guided Tours - Cone Manor

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 am

James River Transportation Festival

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Dinosaur Train

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 am

Summertime Barrels, Bottles & Casks

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Civil War in the Mountains"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

"Boeing Boeing"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grandfather Mountain Campout

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Guided Tours - Cone Manor

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

Dinosaur Train

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00 pm

"Boeing Boeing"

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:00 am
29

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nature Photography Exhibit: Our Spectacular Southern Appalachians

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 pm
30

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 am
31

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 am

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 pm
   

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Attractions, Dining, Shopping & More
  • From fine arts to fun, experience the best places and activities to enhance your visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway region.
  • 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.
  • 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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