• 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?

Nantahala Rafting (photo courtesy of High Country Host)

Whitewater rafting was pioneered on the Nantahala River, in the North Carolina mountains- within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. The Nantahala is now the most popular whitewater river in the Southeast.