• 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.

Things To Know Before You Come

Planning ahead is always a good idea when traveling, but along the Parkway you can count on the unexpected things that draw your attention or take a little more of your time. Be flexible, slow down, and enjoy what comes your way as you travel. Most Parkway facilities will be open by May 9th with the complete opening schedule offering more details. Our newspaper, The Parkway Milepost and other brochures are also available to help in planning your trip.

Getting Around

Learn all you need to know about getting around on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Your Safety

Tips on how to stay safe while visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Temperatures vary in the Blue Ridge Mountains, check out the weather report while planning your 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.