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

    Blue Ridge

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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 »

  • A traffic light on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

    Parkway officials urge all visitors to observe timers set on stop lights from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. Work in the area involves 24-hour, 1-lane traffic control until November 2, 2014, when a full closure goes into effect.

Eating & Sleeping

Lodges along the Parkway provide opportunities for overnight accommodations from spring through the fall foliage season. Many Parkway travelers may find that getting off of the road and into the local towns and communities in the region is an enjoyable option for lodging as well. In addition to lodging, there are a number of stops along the way for enjoying a meal or a light snack during your Parkway journey.

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Open from early spring through the fall foliage season and located south of Asheville, NC at Milepost 408.6, Pisgah Inn is the highest elevation lodging on the Blue Ridge Parkway at over 5,000 feet. Enjoy food and services, browse through the gift shop and country store, and rest and relax in one of the many overnight accommodations available. Phone (828)-235-8228 for reservations

1Peaks of Otter Fall


Open from early April through early December and located twenty miles north of Roanoke, VA at Milepost 86, The Peaks of Otter lodge has served as preferred lodging on the Blue Ridge Parkway for 50 years. The lodge has 63 rooms, a full service restaurant, and lounge. You can book reservations online or call 866-387-9905. This site also offers trails, fishing, and seasonal interpretive programs at the park amphitheater.



trading post

Sally Mae's on the Parkway is located at Milepost 259 in the Northwest Trading Post building. We offer handcrafted and gift items and feature "Made in the U.S.A." This beautiful location in Ashe County North Carolina is a great place to stop and have lunch or a snack at one of our picnic tables and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery! We have food and beverages which includes made to order subs, breakfast biscuits, home baked goodies, as well as fudge and many snack items. Stop and see us, you"ll be glad you did!
Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop

Mabry Mill Restaurant serves a country-style menu, featuring Sweet Potato, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Blueberry and Apple Pancakes. Breakfast is served all day. Lunch and dinner entrees include Barbecue Pulled Pork, Chicken Pot Pie and homemade Blackberry Cobbler. The gift shop features Virginia crafts and foods including locally ground grits, cornmeal and buckwheat flour, as well as a wide selection of Mabry Mill and Blue Ridge Parkway-inspired gifts, clothing, books, music and souvenirs.

Located at Milepost 176 Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop is open daily7:30 am to 6 pm,May 1 through October 31.

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!