Winter Road Status
During winter months, the Parkway may experience multiple closures due to snow and ice. Road closures on any given day reflect the varying elevations and weather conditions across this 469-mile park. Real time road information is available at this link. More »
There is so much to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whether it's a one day adventure or an extended stay; various overlooks, trails, picnic areas, visitor centers, craft shops, and so much more, allows the visitor to explore the ends and outs of the area. Separated by districts that range from Rockfish Gap in Virginia to the Qualla Boundary of Cherokee, milepost 0 to 469, these suggested itineraries are made available for any visitor who may be interested.
Did You Know?
The first contract for work on the Blue Ridge Parkway, awarded to Nello Teer Construction Company of Durham, NC in the height of the Great Depression, was for over $316,000. Teer purchased a new steam shovel for the project!