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

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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 »

  • A traffic light on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

    Parkway officials urge all visitors to observe timers set on stop lights from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. Work in the area involves 24-hour, 1-lane traffic control until November 2, 2014, when a full closure goes into effect.

Right of Ways

Utility Right of Way over Blue Ridge Parkway

Overhead Utility Line - Blue Ridge Parkway

Herbert Young, Permits Coordinator, Blue Ridge Parkway, NPS

Right of Way Permits are required when utilities cross National Park Service lands. This includes, but is not limited to, electric, water, sewage, phone, cable lines. The placement of Right of Ways MUST avoid National Park Service lands where possible. Please review the Application procedure for Right of Ways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Vegetation Management Guidelines for Right-of-Ways. Please complete the Standard Form 299, and Appendix AC of the Blue Ridge Parkway Vegetation Management Guidelines for Right-of-Ways.

Did You Know?

Graceful curves and old fences along the Parkway

Several of the early designers, architects, and engineers of the Blue Ridge Parkway worked together on New York's Westchester County Parkway, incorporating many of the same design elements.