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Picnicking

Picnicking Cumberland Knob 1946
Picnicking along the Parkway is very popular for visitors who are driving through. Every picnic area has tables. You can use camping stoves and self-contained charcoal grills to prepare food at any picnic area. Each picnic area has bathrooms. Camping is not allowed in any picnic area.

See below for a list of developed picnic areas along the parkway.
 

Milepost

Picnic Area

No. Sites

8.5

Humpback Rocks

91

86.0

Peaks of Otter

62

154.5

Smart View

42

169

Rocky Knob

72

188

Groundhog Mountain

26

217.5

Cumberland Knob

33

239.2

Doughton Park

56

271.9

Jeffress Park

30

296.4

Julian Price Park

100

367.6

Craggy Gardens

86

407.8

Mt. Pisgah

50

Did You Know?

The Parkway in fall color

The Parkway uses short side roads to connect to other highways, and there are no direct interchanges with interstate highways, making it possible to enjoy wildlife and other scenery without stopping for cross-traffic.