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July 22, 2014
Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates 782 Million in Economic Benefit
Asheville, NC – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 11,283 jobs in adjacent communities.

July 10, 2014
Parkway Issues Request for Expressions of Interest Regarding Future of Historic Concessions Operations
The Blue Ridge Parkway is seeking ideas from parties interested in operating Otter Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop, at Milepost 60.8, or Rocky Knob Cabins, near Milepost 168, along the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwestern Virginia.

May 27, 2014
Parkway Announces One Lane Road Closure at Milepost 242
The work will rebuild guard walls, rehabilitate drainage systems, and complete paving projects in this area.

April 25, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Concessions Business Opportunity at Pisgah Inn
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for a concessions business opportunity along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Pisgah Inn.

April 15, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Temporary Closure
The on-going construction has financial backing from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and will bring many improvements to visitors' experience at Graveyard Fields.

March 21, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Releases 2014 Season Opening Schedule
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2014 season opening schedule. The current schedule for open facilities is presented below and calls for most areas, unless noted otherwise, to be fully operational by May 9, 2014.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to the Blue Ridge Parkway creates 902 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 15.2 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2012 spent $902 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 12,168 jobs in the local area.

 

Did You Know?

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The Parkway will be depicted on North Carolina's version of the "America the Beautiful" quarter in 2015.