• 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.

Plateau District

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Roanoke Valley

(One Day Itinerary)

A slow-paced, one day trip from Roanoke (Milepost 120) to the state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted by intensive exposure to the Blue Ridge cultural landscape. The rural experience on the Parkway and on adjacent lands highlights mills, music, and agriculture,demonstrating how people have interacted with the landscape over time.

(Two Day Itinerary)

A two day trip along the Blue Ridge Plateau from Roanoke (Milepost 120) to the state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted by intensive exposure to the Blue Ridge cultural landscape. The rural experience on the Parkway and on adjacent lands highlights mills, music,and agriculture, demonstrating how people have interacted with the landscape over time. The opportunity to camp or stay overnight in two iconic Blue Ridge towns will make this a memorable visit.

Did You Know?

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The highest point on the Parkway is 6,053 feet, or 1,845 meters, above sea level on Richland Balsam Mountain at MP 431.