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Facility Hours & Closings

 

2014 FALL/WINTER FACILITY SCHEDULE

CAMPGROUNDS (Reservations before October 24, 2014 visit recreation.gov. Camping available on walk-in basis between Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2014)

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CAMPGROUND

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60.8

Otter Creek Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

2-Nov

Two loops open for season; Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

239.2

Doughton Park Campground

2-Nov

RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season; Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

296.9

Price Park Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

 
CONCESSION FACILITIES

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CONCESSION

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85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

30-Nov

Open through lunch on Sun., November 30, 2014; Open weekends & holidays through the winter; visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Country Store

31-Oct

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

176.2

Mabry Mill Restaurant &Gift Shop

2-Nov

Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.

258.7

Northwest Trading Post

31-Oct

Visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 for more information

294

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor

30-Nov

Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Visit craftguild.org for more information.

296.9

Price Park Boat Rental

Staggered beginning Sept. 30

Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. through September 30, 2014. Open weekends, weather permitting, Fri. through Sun. through October 26, 2014; visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Visit craftguild.org for seasonal hours, special events, and more information.

408.8

Pisgah Inn &Restaurant

2-Nov

Open through breakfast on Sun., November 2, 2014; visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

 

PICNIC AREAS (Restrooms available at all picnic areas. Picnic Areas close for the season at dusk on Sun., November 2, 2014.)

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PICNIC AREA

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8.5

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area

2-Nov

63.6

James River Picnic Area

2-Nov

85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

2-Nov

120.4

Roanoke Mtn. Day Use Area

2-Nov

Last concert of the season on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

2-Nov

169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area

2-Nov

217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

Open Year Round

Portable toilets only after November 2, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

2-Nov

367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

2-Nov

407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

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VISITOR CTR/ AREA

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6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

2-Nov

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

6

Humpback Rocks Farm

26-Oct

Seasonal cultural and farmlife demonstrations daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After Oct. 26, grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

63.6

James River Visitor Center

2-Nov

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

85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

2-Nov at 4:00 p.m.

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

85.6

Johnson Farm

6-Oct

Open Th. - Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

26-Oct

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

176.2

Mabry Mill Exhibits

Cultural demonstrations through Oct. 26, 2014

Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

213

Blue Ridge Music Center

2-Nov

Visitor Center & Roots of American Music Exhibit close November 2, 2014. Mid Day Music also concludes Nov. 2. Last outdoor concert of the season Sat., October 11, 2014; visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.

238.5

Brinegar Cabin

26-Oct

Open Sat. & Sun. only, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

294

Moses Cone Manor House

2-Nov

Visitor Center open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Manor House Tours conclude for the seaon on October 19, 2014. Estate grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

2-Nov

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

316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site from November 3 - 11, 2014.

330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals

Open Year Round

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. beginning November 2, 2014.

364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site from November 3 - 11, 2014.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Seasonal hours: Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m through December; Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. January through March.

384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

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

451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

2-Nov

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

 



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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 am

Fall Stroll Around the Lake

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Santa by Rail

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:30 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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