Blue Ridge Parkway
Experience America's Favorite Drive
Home > Maps & Tools > Facility Hours & Closings
Decrease Text Size Increase Text Size Email This Page Print This Page Bookmark This Page

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.



 



Open               Closed

Calendar

<< August 2014 >>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22

"Miss Saigon"

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 pm

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 am

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Dedication of the 100th Kids in Parks TRACK Trail

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
23

Naturefest

Saturday, August 23, 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

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

World Kayak Pro-Am

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 am

WNC's Largest Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 am

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:30 am

Rockbridge Community Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tours - Cone Manor

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 4:30 pm

"In the Arts We Will Shine" Lecture

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 pm

5th Annual Roanoke Wing Fest

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
<W
24

"Miss Saigon"

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tours - Cone Manor

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
25

Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00 am

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Monday, August 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
26

Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
27

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 am

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
28

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
29

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
30

5th Annual LakeAlooza

Saturday, August 30, 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

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:30 am

Rockfest

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
<W
31

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 8:00 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
Contact | Press | Sitemap | Mobile

© 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Association, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 2136, Asheville, NC 28802-2136
webmaster@blueridgeparkway.org
Web Design by BlueKey in Charleston, SC