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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.

Blue Ridge Parkway to Step-Up Radio Telemetry Enforcement

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Date: August 22, 2012
Contact: Kurt Speers, Acting Chief Ranger, 540 348 3422

The Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing enforcement efforts against the illegal use of radio tracking equipment.The only legitimate use of radio telemetry on the Blue Ridge Parkway is to assist hunters in retrieving dogs that are no longer actively engaged in a hunt.Using telemetry or other tracking devices to track dogs that are actively hunting, or to monitor the progress of a hunt, is considered a hunting activity and prohibited on Blue Ridge Parkway lands.

 Blue Ridge Parkway regulations state:The open display and/or use of radio telemetry equipment or similar electronic tracking devices¸ e.g. that commonly is used to track wildlife and hunting dogs, is prohibited in the park without the prior permission of the Blue Ridge Parkway Communications Center (828-298-2491 or 1-800- PARKWATCH) and may only be used to expedite the retrieval of a dog that is believed to be running loose in the park.

Did You Know?

Graceful curves and old fences along the Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway was designed as a recreational motor road, connecting Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks.