36 CFR §1.6 Permits

A Special Use Permit is not required for First Amendment activity for groups smaller than 25 people that occurs at the following designated locations:

  • Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, Mile Post 5.8

  • James River Visitor Center, Mile Post 63.6

  • Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, Mile Post 85.9

  • Rocky Knob Visitor Center, Mile Post 169

  • Blue Ridge Music Center, Mile Post 212.8

  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Mile Post 294

  • Linn Cove Visitor Center, Mile Post 304.4

  • Linville Falls Visitor Center, Mile Post 316.4

  • Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Mile Post 331

  • Crabtree Falls, Mile Post 339.5

  • Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, Mile Post 364.5

  • Folk Art Center, Mile Post 382.2

  • Parkway Headquarters and Visitor Center Locations, Mile Post 384.4

  • Waterrock Knob Visitor Center, Mile Post 451.2

Any First Amendment activity for a group larger than 25 people at any location or for a group of any size that occurs outside of the list of designated areas requires a Special Use Permit.

Compilation of activities requiring a permit:

  • Powerless Flight:

    • Reference section §7.34(c) for permitted areas related to hang gliding or paragliding.

Additional information on these locations and the permit process can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway Website at http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/first-amendment.htm


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