• The long vistas are part of a Blue Ridge Parkway experience

    Blue Ridge

    Parkway NC,VA

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  • Phone System Down at Julian Price Campground

    The phone system at JP Campground, MP 296.9, is currently out of order. Please refer to recreation.gov to make or change any reservations. For additional questions please refer to the camping opportunities section of our website. More »


    REMINDER: Roadwork continues in a one-mile section of Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffic control until November 1, 2014.

For Kids

Ranger program with owl

Activities with a ranger are exciting and educational!

NPS photo

Becoming a Blue Ridge Parkway Junior Ranger is exciting and rewarding! Pick up your Junior Ranger folder and instructions at any park visitor center.

Rangers are typically available from Memorial Day through October. Then travel the Parkway to get activity sheets that are connected to the stories and the places along your journey.

You may also get a copy of the folder by clicking below. Enjoy your trip and thanks for your interest in becoming a Blue Ridge Parkway Junior Ranger!

Junior Ranger Folder

Worksheets for individual places along the Parkway.

Appalachian Trail Junior Ranger Program.

National Park Service Web Rangers.

Teen Activity Guide for the Appalachian Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Check out kidsinparks.com for more activities related to the Parkway.

Did You Know?


The Parkway follows the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a part of the Appalachian Mountain chain. These mountains span from Georgia to Pennsylvania, containing the highest mountains in the eastern United States.