Operating Hours & Seasons

Craggy Gardens Overlook

From back country trails and camping, to favorite picnic areas and full service concession operations, the Parkway offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to experience the scenic beauty and natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region.

 

2015 SPRING/SUMMER FACILITY SCHEDULE:


CAMPGROUNDS (Open first come, first served through May 15; Reservations available on recreation.gov after May 15)


MILEPOST

CAMPGROUND

OPEN DATE

NOTES

60.8

Otter Creek Campground

1-May

Full services available.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

1-May

Full services available.

167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

1-May

Full services available. Loops B & C available after June 1.

239.2

Doughton Park Campground

1-May

RV loop and two tent camping loops open for season.

296.9

Price Park Campground

1-May

Full services available.

316.4

Linville Falls Campground

3-Apr

Self registration and one tent camping loop open for season.

339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground 1-May RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season.

408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

1-May

Full services available.

 
CONCESSION FACILITIES

MILEPOST

CONCESSION

OPEN DATE

NOTES

85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

27-Mar

Full services available; Sharp Top bus service and Peaks Country Store open May 22; visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

176.2

Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop

1-May

Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.

258.7

Northwest Trading Post

18-Apr

Visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 for more information.

294

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor

15-Mar

Visit craftguild.org for more information.

296.9

Price Park Boat Rental

3-Apr

Open Fri-Sun only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25. Visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Visit craftguild.org for more information.

408.8

Pisgah Inn & Restaurant

1-Apr

Visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

 
PICNIC AREAS (Open daily until sunset; Restrooms available at all picnic areas.)

MILEPOST

PICNIC AREA

OPEN DATE

NOTES

63.6

James River Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

17-Apr Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

120.4

Roanoke Mtn. Picnic Area

17-Apr

Sunday Mtn. Music programs begin May 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

17- Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

Open Year Round

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

3-Apr

April 3 (12 noon) - April 30, 2015 one loop open with comfort station; Full services for entire area available beginning May 1.
340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area 17-Apr Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.

407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

17-Apr

Portable toilets available prior to May 1.
 

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

MILEPOST

VISITOR CTR/ AREA

OPEN DATE

NOTES

6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

1-May

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

6

Humpback Rocks Farm

9-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Weekend farm-life demonstrations

63.6

James River Visitor Center

2-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24, 10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Open Wed-Sun, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

1-May

Open Wed.-Sun. only through May 17; Open daily beginning May 20, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

85.6

Nature Center

23-May

Open Sat.-Sun., Hours TBD

85.6 Johnson Farm 14-May Open Th.-Mon., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

2-May

Sat. - Sun. only through May 25, Open Th.-Mon. beginning May 28; 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Cultural Site

2-May

Open Sat.-Sun. only through May 24;Open daily beginning May 25, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

213

Blue Ridge Music Center

2-May

Open Th.-Mon. through May 20, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with Mid-day Mountain Music available daily from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Open daily beginning May 21; Concert season begins May 23, visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.

238.5

Brinegar Cabin

2-May

Open Sat. & Sun. only, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. (including holidays)

294

Moses Cone Manor House

2-May

Open daily; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

1-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

1-May

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals

Open Year Round

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

17-Apr

Open Fri. - Sun. through April 30, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; Open daily beginning May 1, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m; open until 5:00 p.m. beginning May 22.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Open Daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.

384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

1- May

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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