Experiencing "America's Favorite Drive"
A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. Protecting a diversity of plants and animals, the Parkway meanders for 469 miles, providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.
Ranger Talks and Programs
The season begins on May 24th with the opening of facilities. Find out about specific programs by talking to staff in visitor centers along the way.Read More
Springtime on the Parkway
Early summer is wonderful for wildflowers. Trillium, flame and pink azalea, and Catawba rhododendron are all showing in the mid elevations.Read More
Real Time Road Closures
Visitors can plan their trip using a new mapping tool that alerts visitors to areas of the Parkway that may be closed due to weather or construction.Read More
Have A Question?
Here are the answers to some of the questions we hear from visitors. If your isn't included, feel free to contact us through the email link below.Read More
Enjoy the View, but Watch the Road
Your safety is our priority. Avoid the Parkway in bad weather, obey the speed limit and watch out for wildlife, bicyclists, and hikers along the road.Read More
A Traditional National Park Experience
Hiking, bird watching, photography, enjoying wildfowers or fall colors - all of these traditional National Park activities are here on the Parkwway.Read More
Did You Know?
The Blue Ridge Parkway travels through twenty nine counties and contributes two billion dollars each year in revenue to North Carolina and Virginia.