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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

Late May

Pending road construction project completion


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

Late May

Pending road construction project completion; once open daily hours, 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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64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 pm

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 am

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
17

64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 pm

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:00 am

Copy of "The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
18

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 pm

64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Friday, April 18, 2014

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, April 18, 2014

Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Family Festival at Fontana

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Friday, April 18, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor"

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
19

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Family Festival at Fontana

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Catawba Falls Hike

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:30 am

Overmountain Victory Trail Hike

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Bird Hike

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Morning Walk, Evening Dance

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 am

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 am

Earth Day Music - Skiffle Creek: Folk Rock & Green Cities

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Make Room for Monarchs

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor"

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 pm
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20

Earth Week

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

Easter Family Festival at Fontana

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Gatlinburg Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 6:00 am

Turkey Talk

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Easter Service at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:00 am

Easter Brunch at Peaks of Otter

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:30 am

Loon Boat Tour

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 pm
21

Earth Week

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Monday, April 21, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 am
22

Earth Week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 am
23

Earth Week

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 am
24

MerleFest

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Earth Week

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Earth Day Festival

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 am
25

MerleFest

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Friday, April 25, 2014

Buchanan Civil War History Weekend

Friday, April 25, 2014

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Friday, April 25, 2014

Earth Week

Friday, April 25, 2014

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Friday, April 25, 2014

NOC Spring Fling & ERA /Wave Sport Nantahala Open

Friday, April 25, 2014

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Friday, April 25, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

American Odyssey Relay Race

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 am

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Earth Day 5K

Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
26

MerleFest

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Buchanan Civil War History Weekend

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Earth Week

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NOC Spring Fling & ERA /Wave Sport Nantahala Open

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

American Odyssey Relay Race

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 am

Birds & Blooms Guided Hikes

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 am

Boone Birding Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 am

Mountain Adventure Winery Weekend

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 am

17th Annual Greening up the Mountains

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 am

Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 am

Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Mountain Thunder Cat Show

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Pioneer Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am

Wine, Body & Soul

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 am

Earth Day at Peaks of Otter Lodge

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Emerge and Fly

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am

National Junior Ranger Day in the Smokies

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am

Vineyard Deck Music Series - Melody Cox & The Days of Wine & Posies

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 pm

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:30 pm

Nature Through Indian Eyes

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 pm
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MerleFest

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Buchanan Civil War History Weekend

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Earth Week

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference

Sunday, April 27, 2014

NOC Spring Fling & ERA /Wave Sport Nantahala Open

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Annual Gettysburg North-South Marathon

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 am

Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Beautiful Butterflies

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 am

Go Green Disc Golf Tournament

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:30 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

Junior Ranger Boot Camp

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 pm
28

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Monday, April 28, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:00 am
29

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:00 am
30

87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"The Fantasticks"

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:00 am
     

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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