• 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 »

  • ONE LANE TRAFFIC CONTROL, MP 241 - 242.4

    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.

Park Planning

The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.

The final General Management Plan (GMP) for the Blue Ridge Parkway has been released. The plan will guide the management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park over a 20 or more year period. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences. Under the selected alternative, Alt. B, the Parkway will be actively managed as a traditional, self-contained, scenic recreational driving experience and designed landscape, while enhancing recreational opportunities and large-scale natural resource connectivity and protection.

Public Review

Please provide feedback by submitting your comments for documents during public review periods. Plans and environmental documents - those available for review as well as final documents - for the National Park Service are available on the Planning, Environment and Public Comment site (PEPC).

PEPC is an online collaborative tool dedicated to facilitating the NEPA/NHPA process in conservation planning, environmental impact analysis and informed decision-making. PEPC allows parks to improve efficiency and implement agency guidelines.

Did You Know?

A grand vista from the Parkway

The Blue Ridge Mountains, the mountains the Parkway runs through, are made up of granite, metamorphosed volcanic formations and sedimentary limestone. These mountains were formed over 400 million years ago!