• 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.

Weather

 
A vista from the southern end of the Parkway

Approaching clouds can serve as a warning

NPS photo

The Parkway varies in elevation from just under 650 feet at Virginia's James River to over 6,000 feet south of Mount Pisgah in North Carolina. Obviously, the weather can vary tremendously as well.

Summer along the Parkway means cooler than normal temperatures, especially at the higher elevations. It is always a good idea to carry an extra jacket or blanket and a few emergency supplies in the car. Be aware of changing weather conditions and approaching weather systems.

Check your favorite weather-related web site for the Parkway town closest to where you plan to visit.

or click here to see BRPWeather.

 

Did You Know?

Catawba rhododendron at Craggy Gardens

The Blue Ridge Parkway travels through twenty nine counties and contributes $902 million each year in tourism revenue to North Carolina and Virginia.