Road and Facility Closures

What's Open?

What's Closed?

  • Select Visitor Centers
  • Campgrounds at Otter Creek, Doughton Park, and Crabtree Falls
  • Crabtree Falls Picnic Area

 

Road Closures and Maintenance

Road Closures Due to Environmental Factors

  • The Parkway is closed to all uses from Milepost 121.4 (U.S. 220) to Milepost 135.9 (Adney Gap) due to a full road failure caused by heavy rains.

Road Maintenance

Road maintenance projects may result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check our Road Closure Map for real-time road closure information.

Pavement Preservation in Virginia
Resurfacing work is expected to continue through November of 2020, with no work scheduled during October. Visitors in active work zones should expect single lane closures and delays.

  • Milepost 0 to 27, Northern Terminus to Whetstone Ridge (27 miles)
  • Milepost 37 to 65, Irish Gap to James River Area (28 miles)
  • Milepost 175 to 200, Mabry Mill to Fancy Gap area (25 miles)

Weather Closures

Weather conditions may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. Much of the parkway is located at high elevation, where the climate is colder and wetter, and winds are stronger than in the surrounding communities. Please be aware that the parkway may be closed due to ice, snow or downed trees—even at times when the weather at lower elevations is sunny and pleasant. Please check the parkway's Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for current closure information.

  • Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9 near Roanoke is closed due to damage to the road caused by heavy rains.
  • From Mt. Mitchell to Folk Art Center, Milepost 355 - Milepost 382 closed due to wind and rain.
  • From 191 to NC 151, Milepost 393.6 - Milepost 405.5 closed due to wind and rain.
  • From US 276 to NC 215, Milepost 412 to Milepost 423 closed due to wind and rain.
  • From NC 215 to US 23/74, Milepost 423 to Milepost 443 closed due to wind and rain.
  • From US 23/74 to US 19, Milepost 443 to Milepost 455 closed due to wind and rain.
  • From US 19 to US 441, Milepost 455 to Milepost 469 closed due to wind and rain.
 

Facility Closures

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.

Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons page and real-time closure map for additional facility schedules and closures.

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.
 

COVID-19 Information

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:

Last updated: October 28, 2020

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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