May 05, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Community Connections Make Dollars and Sense
Just as the Blue Ridge Parkway prepares to welcome visitors for the 2017 season, a new National Park Service report shows that visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2016 spent $979,334,200 in communities near the park; and that spending supported 15,649 jobs in the region having a cumulative impact to local economies of $1,341,343,100.
April 05, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Prepares for 2017 Visitor Season
As spring begins, staff along the Blue Ridge Parkway are preparing campgrounds for visitors, planning engaging family programs, and readying other facilities for the millions of visitors that enjoy the Parkway each year. This historic, 469-mile route, and National Park Service site, is one of the largest designed landscapes in the country, providing visitors with a wide variety of opportunities to make meaningful connections to the nature, history, and culture of the southern Appalachian mountain region.
March 14, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Welcomes Over 15 Million Visitors in 2016
From the National Park Service Centennial to the Pokemon Go craze, visitors were motivated to get out and find their park in 2016.
December 09, 2016
Parkway Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Untreated Firewood Ban
Blue Ridge Parkway officials are seeking public comment regarding a proposed policy to allow only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and bearing a seal from USDA, or a state agency, for use in Parkway camping and picnic areas.
November 10, 2016
Myth Buster: Does the Parkway Close for the Winter
Even as many park facilities close seasonally, the Parkway motor road remains open. Temporary weather or maintenance related closures though, often impact Parkway travel during the winter months.
November 09, 2016
Blue Ridge Parkway Issues Burn Ban
Effective November 9, 2016, the following fire restrictions are in place for the Blue Ridge Parkway until further notice: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is not allowed.
September 02, 2016
Rock Castle Gorge Trail Reopening
Rock Castle Gorge Trail has reopened after nearly a year following extensive damage caused by a flood in fall of 2015.
April 23, 2015
Centennial Challenge Funding
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce that $710,035 will be directed to addressing critical repairs along the 469-mile corridor.