No fee is charged to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway. However, the Blue Ridge Parkway does distribute National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes. Passes may be purchased online or in person at Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds during their operating season, which generally lasts from Memorial Day through October 31st.
There is a charge for camping in any of the campgrounds along the parkway. Visitors with the Senior Pass or Access Pass (formerly Golden Age or Golden Access Passports) pay a reduced camping fee.
Some activities on the parkway require a permit, such as weddings, commercial tour groups or filming, agricultural leases, scientific research, and right of way access. Please go to our permits page for additional information.
Last updated: May 11, 2023