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 for winter Visitor Center and historic buildings are closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the mountain farm grounds.
63.6 James River Visitor Center Closed for winter
85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Closed for winter
85.6 Johnson Farm Closed for winter Farmhouse is closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds.
169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center Closed for winter
176.2 Mabry Mill Cultural Site Limited outdoor facilities open Historic structures are closed, but visitors may tour the grounds.
213 Blue Ridge Music Center Closed for winter Visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.
238.5 Brinegar Cabin Closed for winter
241.1 Doughton Park Visitor Center Closed for winter
294 Moses Cone Manor House Open until Nov 29 Craft Shop and Park Store open Thurs-Sun in November. Hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Park store open through November 8. Craft Shop open through November 29. Other areas inside the manor house are closed due to COVID-19. The grounds and carriage trails around the house are open.
304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center Closed for winter
316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center Closed for winter
330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals Open through December Limitied services available - visitor Information desk open, park store and exhibit area closed. During November - December, open Thursday - Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closes for lunch).
364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center Closed for winter
382.2 Folk Art Center Open Year-round Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed Monday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
384.5 Asheville Visitor Center Open Year-round Visitor Center open daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center Open until Nov 15 Park Store open daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closes for lunch).
 

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 for winter
85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground Closed for winter Reservations available on www.recreation.gov
167.1 Rocky Knob Campground Closed for winter Reservations available on www.recreation.gov
239.2 Doughton Park Campground Closed for winter
296.9 Price Park Campground Closed for winter Reservations available on www.recreation.gov
316.4 Linville Falls Campground Closed for winter Reservations available on www.recreation.gov
339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground Closed for winter
408.8 Mount Pisgah Campground Closed for winter Reservations available on www.recreation.gov
 

In-Park Stores, Restaurants, Lodging, and More

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 Closed for winter Operating days 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 Closed for winter Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for additional information.
241.1 Bluffs Restaurant Reopening Spring 2021 Closed for the 2020 season. Please visit www.bluffsrestaurant.org for updates to the operating schedule.
258.7 Northwest Trading Post June 8 - Nov 8 Open daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
294 Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor July 16 - Nov 29 Operating hours vary by season. Visit craftguild.org for more information.
296.9 Price Park Boat Rental Closed for winter See www.pricelakeboatrentals.com for schedule details.
382.2 Folk Art Center Year Round Visit craftguild.org for more information and operating hours.
408.8 Pisgah Inn & Restaurant Closed for winter Visit pisgahinn.com for more information.
 

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 Closed for winter
63.6 James River Picnic Area Closed for winter
85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area Closed for winter
120.4 Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area Closed for winter
154.5 Smart View Picnic Area Closed for winter
169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area Closed for winter
188.8 Groundhog Picnic Area Closed for winter
217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area Closed for winter
241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area Closed for winter
271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Area Closed for winter
296.4 Price Park Picnic Area Closed for winter
316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area Closed for winter
340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area Closed for winter
367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area Closed for winter
407.8 Mount Pisgah Picnic Area Closed for winter

Last updated: November 12, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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