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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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Calendar

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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Discovery Programs

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

RockFest at Emerald Village

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Wayne Henderson, Helen White & Herb Key with Stevie Barr & The Mastertones

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 6:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Discovery Programs

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 pm

First Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 pm

First Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 pm
7

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 pm
8

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
9

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00 pm
10

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
11

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00 pm

Wild Mushroom Walks

Friday, September 11, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
12

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Grandfather Mountain Kidfest

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 am

Afternoon Tea with Llamas

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am

Plein Air Art Weekend

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 pm

111th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 pm

Midday Mountain Music Showcase

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
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13

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 6:00 pm

Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 am

Plein Air Art Weekend

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:00 am

111th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

Group Painting

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm
14

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:00 pm

Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:00 pm
15

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12:00 pm
16

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:00 pm
17

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
18

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 18, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
19

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Early Bird Walk

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 am

Grandfather Mountain Girl Scout Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Youth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Arts & Craft Market

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 am

7th Annual Flock to the Rock

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Alice Gerrard & Kay Justice with De Temps Antan

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 4:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00 pm
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20

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 12:00 pm

Bring Back the Monarchs

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm
21

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00 pm
22

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 12:00 pm
23

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
24

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 pm

Peak Perfection Vintner Dinner

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
25

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:00 pm

Wild Mushroom Walks

Friday, September 25, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:00 pm
26

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 6:00 pm

Pippinfest

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:00 am

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 am

The Emma Rankin Story - 150th Anniversary of Stoneman's Raid on Historic Carson House

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 12:00 pm

Writers on the Rock for Kids

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00 pm

Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Rebecca Frazier & Hit and Run with The Buckstankle Boys

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 pm
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27

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 6:00 pm

Pippinfest

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Emma Rankin Story - 150th Anniversary of Stoneman's Raid on Historic Carson House

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:30 am

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Pet Adoption Day at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm
28

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
29

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
30

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
     

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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