• Image of beautiful sunrise over blue misty mountains.

    Blue Ridge

    National Heritage Area North Carolina

Fees & Reservations

No admission fees are charged by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area or by the two National Park lands located within—the Blue Ridge Parkway or Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Did You Know?

Mount Mitchell (photo courtesy of N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation)

North Carolina is home to the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River - Mount Mitchell, which rises to an elevation of 6,684 feet. It is located within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.