As a scenic byway that sometimes traverses deep into the mountainous forests of Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway as a journey is unique. GPS isn’t reliable on the Parkway, though the experience of stunning views is.
Cell reception can be spotty but we have all the resources you need for navigating your Parkway adventure in confidence – whether you’re planning in advance or on the road now.
The NPS is now maintaining a detailed list of Parkway sections, noting whether they are closed, open or ungated. That list, which is updated daily, can be found here.
There are two foolproof options for getting around the Parkway once you’re there
Paper maps and brochures never go out of style.
When all else fails, our print Blue Ridge Parkway Map, the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner, and our Camping – Blue Ridge Parkway brochure are there for you. Pick them up when you need them on the fly along the road, or request a copy to start planning your Parkway trip now.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association has produced the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner in partnership with NPS – Blue Ridge Parkway since 1949.
A trusted resource for travelers to the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding communities, our publication is the only one of its kind distributed on the Parkway at Visitor Centers. Download an electronic copy today by clicking on the photo above.