Weather conditions, maintenance projects or emergency events may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. The chart below lists distinct sections of the parkway oriented from north to south, and organized by gate locations with route information at the various access and exit points.
Road Status as of Friday, Jan 22 at 6:20 AM
This page will be updated on Jan 23.
Status is subject to change throughout the day after the page has been updated.
|0.0 - 2.2||Rockfish Gap (I-64) to VA Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike)||Closed|
|2.2 - 4.4||VA Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) to VA Route 610 (Old Draft Drive)||Ungated*|
|4.4 - 13.6||VA Route 610 (Old Draft Drive) to VA Route 664 (Lyndhurst Drive),
including Humpback Rocks Visitor Center
|13.6 - 16.1||VA Route 664 (Lyndhurst Drive) to VA Route 814 (Love Road)||Ungated*|
|16.1 - 27.1||VA Route 814 (Love Road) to VA Route 56 (Tye River Road)||Closed|
|27.1 - 29.1||VA Route 56 (Tye River Road) to VA Route 603 (Irish Creek Road)||Ungated*||This ungated section is temporarily closed|
|29.1 - 45.5||VA Route 603 (Irish Creek Road) to US Route 60||Closed|
|45.5 -61.4||US Route 60 to VA Route 130 (Elon Road)||Closed|
|61.4 - 66.3||VA Route 130 (Elon Road) to VA Route 501,
including James River Visitor Center
|66.3 - 76.4||VA Route 501 to Apple Orchard Parking Area||Closed|
|76.4 - 89.5||Apple Orchard Parking Area to VA Route 43 (Peaks Road),
including Peaks of Otter Lodge
|89.5 - 91.0||VA Route 43 (Peaks Road) to Bearwallow Gap||Ungated*|
|91.0 - 105.8||Bearwallow Gap to US Route 460||Closed|
|105.8 - 112.4||US Route 460 to VA Route 24 (Washington Avenue)||Open|
|112.4 -121.4||VA Route 24 (Washington Avenue) to US Route 220||Open||Closed Jan 11-29 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|120.3||Roanoke Mountain Loop||Closed||Closed due to landslide|
|120.4||Mill Mountain Spur Road||Closed||Closed for winter|
|121.4 - 135.9||US Route 220 to Adney Gap||Closed||Closed due to road damage|
|135.9 - 167.2||Adney Gap to Rocky Knob Maintenace Area||Ungated*||This ungated section is temporarily closed|
|167.2 - 170.3||Rocky Knob Maintenace Area to VA Route 720 (Old Fields Rd),
including Rocky Knob Picnic Area
|170.3 - 198.4||VA Route 720 to VA Route 685 Turkey Ridge Road,
including Mabry Mill & US Route 52
|198.4 - 199.0||VA Route 685 Turkey Ridge Road
to Ranger Road/Fancy Gap Maintenance Area
|199.0 - 200.1||Ranger Road/Fancy Gap Maintenance Area
to Sunbelt/Autumnview Road
|200.1 - 202.1||Sunbelt/Autumnview Road to VA Route 608 (Old Appalachian Trail)
Includes I-77 Crossing
|202.1 - 234.1||VA Route 608 to Mahogany Rock (NC)||Ungated*|
North Carolina Sections of Parkway
|234.1 - 242.3||Mahogany Rock (NC) to Alligator Back Overlook||Closed|
|237.1||Air Bellows Gap Access Road||Closed|
|242.3 - 285.5||Alligator Back Overlook to Bamboo Gap||Ungated*|
|285.5 - 288.0||Bamboo Gap to Aho Gap||Closed||Landslide|
|288.0 - 290.8||Aho Gap to Green Hill Road||Ungated*|
|290.8 - 292.1||Green Hill Road to US Highway 321/221 Blowing Rock||Closed|
|292.1 - 294.5||US Highway 321/221 Blowing Rock to Sandy Flat Gap,
including Moses Cone Manor
|294.6 - 296.4||Sandy Flat Gap to Price Park Picnic Area||Open||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Jan 11-29 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|296.4 - 298.5||Price Park Picnic Area to Holloway Mountain Road||Ungated*||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Jan 11-29 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|298.5 - 305.1||Holloway Mountain Road to US Highway 221 (Beacon Heights)||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Jan 11-29 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|305.1 - 305.2||US Highway 221 to Beacon Heights Overlook||Ungated*|
|305.2 - 307.9||Beacon Heights Overlook to Roseboro Road||Closed|
|307.9 - 314.6||Roseboro Road to Shuffler Road/Parkway Road||Ungated*|
|314.6 - 317.5||Shuffler Road/Parkway Road to US Highway 221 (Linville Falls)||Closed||In addition to weather closures, Milepost 316.5-317.5 will be closed through summer 2021 for Linville Bridge repairs|
|316.5||Linville Falls Spur Road||Closed|
|317.5 - 324.7||US Highway 221 to Jacksontown Access Road (Bear Den CG)||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Feb 1-18 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|324.7 - 330.9||Jacksontown Access Road to NC Highway 226 (Gillespie Gap)||Ungated*||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Feb 22-March 12 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|330.9 - 333.9||NC Highway 226 (Gillespie Gap) to Little Switzerland||Closed|
|333.9 - 342.1||Little Switzerland to Victor Crossing||Closed|
|342.1 - 344.2||Victor Crossing to NC Highway 80||Ungated*|
|344.2 - 355.3||NC Highway 80 to Mount Mitchell State Park||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed March 15-April 2 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|355.3||Mount Mitchell State Park||Closed|
|355.3 - 364.5||NC highway 128 to South of Craggy Gardens Tunnel,
including Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
|Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed March 15-April 2 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|364.5 - 367.6||South of Craggy Gardens Tunnel to North of Craggy Gardens Picnic Area||Closed|
|367.6 - 375.7||North of Craggy Gardens Picnic Area to Bull Gap (Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Road)||Closed|
|367.6||USFS Road 63 (Stoney Fork Access Rd)||Closed|
|375.7||Ox Creek/Elk Mountain Access Road||Open|
|375.7 - 381.9||Bull Gap (Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Road) to Folk Art Center||Open|
|377.4||Craven Gap Access Road (Town Mountain Road)||Open|
|381.9 - 382.8||Folk Art Center to Highway 70 (Tunnel Road)||Ungated*|
|382.8 - 384.1||Highway 70 (Tunnel Road) to Park Headquarters and Visitor Center||Open||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Jan 11-22 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|384.1 - 384.7||Park Headquarters and Visitor Center to Highway 74 (I-40 Exit 53A)||Ungated*|
|384.7 - 388.8||Highway 74 (I-40 Exit 53A) to Highway 25 (Hendersonville Road)||Open||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Jan 25-Feb 5 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|388.8 - 393.6||Highway 25 (Hendersonville Road) to NC Route 191 (Brevard Road)||Open||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Feb 8-25 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|393.6 - 402.7||NC Route 191 (Brevard Road) to Stoney Bald||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed March 1-15 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|400.3||USFS Road 5000 (Bent Creek Access Road)||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed March 1-15 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|402.7 - 405.5||Stoney Bald to Elk Pasture Gap||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed March 1-15 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance|
|405.5||NC Highway 151 Access Road||Closed|
|405.5 - 408.8||Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Store||Closed|
|408.8 - 411.9||Pisgah Store (Pisgah Campground and Inn) to US Route 276||Closed|
|411.9 - 418.7||US Route 276 to North of Graveyard Fields Overlook||Closed|
|418.7 - 420.2||North of Graveyard Fields Overlook to USFS Road 816 (Black Balsam)||Closed|
|420.2 - 423.2||USFS Road 816 (Black Balsam) to Beech Gap (NC Route 215)||Closed|
|423.2 - 443.0||Beech Gap (NC Route 215) to Balsam Gap (US Route 23/74)||Closed|
|443.0 - 455.7||Balsam Gap (US Route 23/74) to Soco Gap (US Route 19)||Closed|
|455.7 - 469.1||Soco Gap (US Route 19) to US Route 441 thru Great Smoky Mtns. NP||Closed||In addition to weather closures, road will be closed Feb 16-25 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for road maintenance.|
|458.2||Heintooga Spur Road||Closed|
|469.1||US Route 441 thru Great Smoky Mountains National Park||Visit Great Smoky Mtns NP website for updates|
*Note: Sections of the roadway marked as "ungated" are open except in emergency situations.
These closures are in addition to the closures posted at the top of the page:
- Otter Creek Restaurant (Milepost 60.8) south of Buena Vista, VA is closed.
- Bluffs Lodge is closed.
- Rocky Knob Cabins are closed.
Trail and Backcountry Closures
Please read the information about avoiding crowded trails in the COVID-19 Information section above.
- Dobie Mountain Trail at Humpback Rocks in VA (Milepost 6) has been permanently closed.
From time to time, circumstances may necessitate the closing of trails or other actions to ensure visitor and resource safety. As part of your planning, visit this page to get special alerts and information. If you are a frequent visitor, you may want to bookmark this page.
Notice Regarding Visiting the Parkway:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at the Blue Ridge Parkway is our number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for COVID-19 pandemic includes social distancing, and we need the public’s cooperation to ensure our visitation patterns adhere to CDC recommendations.
If you are coming to the parkway, please choose to visit areas that are not crowded to allow for adequate social distancing. Use this opportunity to explore different areas of the parkway. Visit our trail page to plan hikes to lesser known areas. If you encounter a crowded trailhead or overlook, go elsewhere.
We are closely monitoring COVID-19 with the federal, state, and local authorities. Outdoor spaces remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest health guidance.
The National Park Service (NPS) encourages people who choose to visit the parkway during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
COVID-19 Press Releases:
- May 22 - Blue Ridge Parkway to increase recreational access from Milepost 0 to 13
- May 8 - Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Increased Access to Historic Motor Route
- April 15 - Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Additional Modifications to Operations
- April 8 - Parkway Closes Northernmost Section to Support COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
- April 1 - Additional Modifications to Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance
- March 24 - Closure to Southern End of Parkway
- March 23 - Closure to Parkway Restrooms and Camping Shelter
- March 22 - Modifications to Backcountry Camping Permits
- March 17 - Visitor Center Closure
Last updated: January 22, 2021