• 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 »

  • 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.

Things To Do

The Blue Ridge Parkway has something for everyone. Whether you like to hike or prefer to enjoy a nice picnic, the Parkway offers a great range of activities for you to enjoy. If you'd like to be involved in park events, see our schedule of events. For ideas on itineraries on the road, see our suggested itineraries.


There are seven campgrounds that serve the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more


Ranger-Led Programs

Join a Park Ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs. Read More

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Kayaking/ Canoeing

Julian Price Park offers wonderful opportunities for boating on Price Lake. Read more

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The Parkway offers a peek into the regions historical music background at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Read more

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There are over 360 miles of trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more

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Unpack your basket at 13 picnic areas throughout the park. Read more



There are many chances to snap your favorite picture along the Parkway. Read more



There are many more activities to do along the parkway... Stop by a visitor center for more information.

Did You Know?

A grand vista from the Parkway

The Blue Ridge Mountains, the mountains the Parkway runs through, are made up of granite, metamorphosed volcanic formations and sedimentary limestone. These mountains were formed over 400 million years ago!