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The Pisgah Region of the Parkway is located in its entirety in North Carolina, spanning from Milepost 339.5 to the southernmost end of the Parkway at Milepost 469.

The headquarters of the Blue Ridge Parkway is located in Asheville, North Carolina, a city well known to literary figures including Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Exploration of their homes and haunts in the Asheville area presents an interesting side trip and a one or two day break from driving.

The area is also a popular destination for families, hikers, micro-brewery enthusiasts, gem and mineral buffs, and those who love arts and crafts.

Explore Communities in the

Pisgah Region

Listed North to South Milepost
Burnsville, Madison & Yancey Counties 344 – 377.4
Chimney Rock & Rutherford County Areas 382.6 – 384.7
Asheville Area 382.6 – 388.8
Hendersonville & Polk County Areas 388.8 – 411.8
Brevard & Transylvania County 412 – 423.2
Maggie Valley, Waynesville, & Haywood County 423.2 – 455
Jackson County, Sylva, & Dillsboro 443.1 – 455.7
Cherokee 455.7 – 469.1

Stories from the Pisgah Region

July 15, 2019
If you're wondering where to go swimming during your Blue Ridge Parkway trip, we've rounded up all the best spots. It's important to note that while there are some beautiful waters located right on the Parkway itself, swimming is not allowed in Parkway waters. But there are no shortage of great swimming holes nearby, as well as guided rafting tours, kayak rentals, tubing, and some beautiful lakeside rentals.
March 22, 2019
As the weather warms, spring fever leads many of us outside and to planning some trips. Whether an impromptu weekend getaway or looking ahead to what's happening later this season, there's no shortage of fun activities in the regions near the Parkway in spring. Read on for our break down of what's going on this season in each region of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Recommended Itineraries

2 - 3 days
Are you looking for a fresh vacation that will leave your tastebuds talking about all the hearty hotspots you encountered along the way?  Look no further, because you have found the perfect destination in Haywood County!  North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains offer plenty of culinary cravings admist a land of outdoor…
1 day
A one-day trip through the Pisgah District is a long drive – perhaps best undertaken from the comfort of your car – but comes with unique rewards. There is a natural resource emphasis that features relic populations of plants, long vistas across rugged and remote areas, and a feel of…