Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115: Explore Park Recreational Area, Visitor Center and Park Store
Explore Park is 1,100 acres of woods and land to explore with bike paths, hiking trails, and historic buildings. The Roanoke River runs through the park for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Roanoke River access day passes for boat launch are available for a small fee that goes toward Park programming and future improvements.
History and information on the Blue Ridge Parkway can be found at the onsite Visitor Center, with souvenirs and regional arts & crafts available in the gift shop. The Visitor Center operates seasonally April – October of each year. Explore Park is operated by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Explore Park is a designated site on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.