Winter Storm Impacts
A winter storm of historic proportions hit the parkway on February 12-13. Heavy accumulations and drifts have left the road impassable in most areas. Crews will be accessing the situation district by district and opening sections when conditions are safe.
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.
Did You Know?
The Parkway is one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the world with about 100 varieties of trees, 1,600 plant species, 54 mammals, and 159 species of birds.