What's Open?

A list of open and closed picnic areas and restrooms in NC and VA is here. Visit the NPS real-time road map and operating hours pages for additional information. Parkway campgrounds and visitor centers may be open as soon as mid-July (possibly later in NC), except for Crabtree Falls and Otter Creek, which will not open this year. Make reservations here. 2020 paving locations are here.

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Stories from the Parkway

July 1, 2020
Motorcycle and sportscar touring are popular along the winding routes in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Should Be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Everyone should experience a drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway runs from Virginia all the way to Cherokee, North Carolina. Beautiful scenery all the way. Overlooks and amazing vistas the whole way. No big trucks are allowed on the Parkway and the speed limit is 45. This allows you to take in all the amazing sights that creation has to offer. Of course, there are exits all along the way to take in the art, culture, and crafts of the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains.

Cassie T, TripAdvisor