Operating Hours & Seasons

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From back country trails and camping, to favorite picnic areas and full service concession operations, the parkway offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to experience the scenic beauty and natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region.

Operating schedules are subject to change in support of federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. More Info...

Facility operating schedules are also subject to change due to adverse weather conditions and other uncontrollable factors. Real-time road information is available at www.nps.gov/maps/blri/road-closures.

 

Visitor Centers & Areas of Interest


Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Milepost Visitor Center/Area 2020 Operating Dates Notes
5.8 Humpback Rocks Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
63.6 James River Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
85.6 Johnson Farm Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally buildings open Thursday-Monday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Grounds around farm open for self-guided tours.
169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
176.2 Mabry Mill Cultural Site Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Music on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 PM during summer and fall.
213 Blue Ridge Music Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.
238.5 Brinegar Cabin Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
241.1 Doughton Park Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open Thurs - Mon, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed Tues-Weds.
294 Moses Cone Manor House Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM from April until November.
382.2 Folk Art Center Reopening June 3 During the month of June, open Weds - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
384.5 Asheville Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Normally open daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM from April until November.

 

Campgrounds

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Firewood regulations are in effect.

Milepost Campground 2020 Operating Dates Notes
60.8 Otter Creek Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
167.1 Rocky Knob Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
239.2 Doughton Park Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
296.9 Price Park Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served through May 14, and Oct 25 - Nov 1.
316.4 Linville Falls Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served through May 14, and Oct 25 - Nov 1.
339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
408.8 Mount Pisgah Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Currently closed due to COVID-19. Once it reopens, reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 - Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 - Nov 1.
 

Concession Facilities

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Milepost Concession 2020 Operating Dates Notes
85.6 Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant June 24 - Nov 29 Visit peaksofotter.com for operating dates and reservation information.
85.6 Peaks of Otter Country Store See peaksofotter.com for schedule
85.6 Sharp Top Shuttle at Peaks of Otter To be determined - Nov 3 Operating days through the week vary by season. See peaksofotter.com for details of the schedule.
85.6 Sharp Top Store See peaksofotter.com for schedule
176.2 Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop June 13 - Nov 1 Open Wedneday - Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for operating hours and additional information. Gift shop opening on June 5.
258.7 Northwest Trading Post June 8 - Nov 30 Open daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
294 Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Operating hours vary by season. Visit craftguild.org for more information.
296.9 Price Park Boat Rental May 23 - Nov 1 In spring and fall, open on weekends only. See pricelakeboatrentals.wix.com for schedule details.
382.2 Folk Art Center Reopening June 3 Visit craftguild.org for more information and operating hours.
408.8 Pisgah Inn & Restaurant May 15 - Oct 31 Visit pisgahinn.com for more information. In compliance with state guidelines, Pisgah Inn will be offering lodging, take-out food service, and retail sales.
 

Picnic Areas

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Milepost Picnic Area
2020 Operating Dates
Notes
8.5 Humpback Rocks Picnic Area June 13 - Nov 1
63.6 James River Picnic Area Reopening June 13
85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area June 13 - Nov 1
120.4 Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area June 26 - Nov 1
154.5 Smart View Picnic Area June 26 - Nov 1
169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area June 26 - Nov 1
188.8 Groundhog Picnic Area June 26 - Nov 1
217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
296.4 Price Park Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31
407.8 Mount Pisgah Picnic Area June 13 - Oct 31

Last updated: June 26, 2020

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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