Laws & Policies


The laws enforced on the Blue Ridge Parkway are contained in two documents:

  • Federal regulations covering all National Park Service lands are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter 1 also known as 36 CFR.
  • In addition, regulations pertaining specifically to the Blue Ridge Parkway are contained in the Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other restrictions imposed under Discretionary Authority

Index to the 2022 Superintendent's Compendium


Access and Use of Parkway Lands for Activities Related to Hunting
Information regarding activities related to hunting.

As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Check state regulations for Virginia or North Carolina to make certain of your compliance while in the park.

Last updated: March 18, 2024

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


828 348-3400

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