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

    Blue Ridge

    Parkway NC,VA

Operating Hours & Seasons

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.


 

2014 FALL/WINTER FACILITY SCHEDULE:

CAMPGROUNDS (Reservations before October 24, 2014 visit recreation.gov. Camping available on walk-in basis between Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2014)


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CAMPGROUND

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60.8

Otter Creek Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

2-Nov

Two loops open for season;Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

239.2

Doughton Park Campground

2-Nov

RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season;Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

296.9

Price Park Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

 
CONCESSION FACILITIES

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CONCESSION

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85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

30-Nov

Open through lunch on Sun., November 30, 2014;Open weekends & holidays through the winter;visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Country Store

31-Oct

Open Wednesday through Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Restaurant &Gift Shop

2-Nov

Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.

258.7

Northwest Trading Post

31-Oct

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

294

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor

30-Nov

Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Visit craftguild.org for more information.

296.9

Price Park Boat Rental

Staggered beginning Sept. 30

Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. through September 30, 2014. Open weekends, weather permitting, Fri. through Sun. throughOctober 26, 2014; visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Visit craftguild.org for seasonal hours, special events, and more information.

408.8

Pisgah Inn &Restaurant

2-Nov

Open through breakfast on Sun., November 2, 2014;visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

 

PICNIC AREAS (Restrooms available at all picnic areas. Picnic Areas close for the season at dusk on Sun., November 2, 2014.)

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PICNIC AREA

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8.5

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area

2-Nov

63.6

James River Picnic Area

2-Nov

85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

2-Nov

120.4

Roanoke Mtn. Day Use Area

2-Nov

Last concert of the season on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

2-Nov

169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area

2-Nov

217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

Open Year Round

Portable toilets only after November 2, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

2-Nov

367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

2-Nov

407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

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VISITOR CTR/ AREA

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6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

6

Humpback Rocks Farm

26-Oct

Seasonal cultural and farmlife demonstrations daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After Oct. 26, grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

63.6

James River Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open Wed. - Sun., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

2-Nov at 4:00 p.m.

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

85.6

Johnson Farm

6-Oct

Open Th. - Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

26-Oct

Weekends only, Sat. - Sun., 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Exhibits

Cultural demonstrations through Oct. 26, 2014

Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

213

Blue Ridge Music Center

2-Nov

Visitor Center &Roots of American Music Exhibit close November 2, 2014. Mid Day Music also concludes Nov. 2. Last outdoor concert of the season Sat., October 11, 2014;visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.

238.5

Brinegar Cabin

26-Oct

Open Sat. &Sun. only, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

294

Moses Cone Manor House

2-Nov

Visitor Center open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;Sat. &Sun. Manor House Tours conclude for the seaon onOctober 19, 2014. Estate grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site fromNovember 3 - 11, 2014.

330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals

Open Year Round

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. beginning November 2, 2014.

364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site fromNovember 3 - 11, 2014.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Seasonal hours: Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m through December;Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. January through March.

384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

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

451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

2-Nov

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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