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

    Blue Ridge

    Parkway NC,VA

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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 »

  • ONE LANE TRAFFIC CONTROL, MP 241 - 242.4

    REMINDER: Roadwork continues in a one-mile section of Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffic control until November 1, 2014.

Plan Your Visit

photo by Vicki Dameron

photo by Vicki Dameron

The Blue Ridge Parkway is designed for slow-paced travel, 45 mph or less, something we are not accustomed to in this day and age! Take the time to plan your visit to experience the 469 miles of beauty without rush.

Directions

  • Maps


Things To Do

  • Camping Opportunities
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Other


Things To Know Before You Come

  • Getting Around
  • Your Safety
  • Weather


Places To Go

  • Popular Locations
  • Visitor Centers
 
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Download the free Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner for your smart phone. Access detailed information for the Parkway's four major regions Ridge, Plateau, Highlands and Pisgah as well as information for connecting regions including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region (located near the Parkway's southern end) and the Shenandoah National Park region (near the Parkway's northern end).

Explore by region, activity, or by proximity to your location. Download the app to your phone to access content with or without a cell signal during your trip to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway area, or use it to plan your vacation before you leave home.

There is no charge to download the "Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner" and it's available on both Android™ and iPhone® platforms. Download links are available at The Blue Ridge Parkway Association website.

Did You Know?

BRP NC SherillCoveTunnel MP 466

There are twenty six tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but only one in Virginia. This is primarily because the North Carolina mountains are more rugged than those in Virginia.