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.
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
Winter Along the Parkway
Winter conditions can cause sections of the Parkway to be closed for extended periods. Carrying a few emergency supplies is highly recommended.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
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
Join the Conversation: Follow us on Twitter
Follow @BlueRidgeNPS on Twitter and receive updates on breaking news in the park, social events, and "what is happening now".Read More
Stay Connected: "Like" us on Facebook
Here, you will be able to share with us and others your experiences, photos, see "what's happening now" at Blue Ridge Parkway, and moreRead More
Ranger Talks and Programs
Ranger talks and special events will enhance your Parkway visit. Talk to staff along the way to find out more about what's going on!Read More
Whether it's a one day adventure or an extended stay, these suggested itineraries are made available for any visitor who may be interested.Read More
Black eyed Susan, Queen Anne's Lace, Butterfly Weed, Turk's Cap Lilly are common throughout the fields along the Parkway. Click for our park newspaperRead More
Did You Know?
There are twenty six tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but only one in Virginia. This is primarily because the North Carolina mountains are more rugged than those in Virginia.