Road and Facility Closures

Road 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 than in the surrounding communities in the foothills. Please be aware that the parkway may be closed due to snow or ice, even at times when the weather at lower elevations is sunny and pleasant. Please check The Blue Ridge Parkway Road Closure Map ( for real-time road current closure/condition information.

Maintenance operations will cause temporary closures in several locations along the parkway this winter. Both lanes of the parkway will be closed to all activity (cars, bicycles, and hikers) in these work zones. Affected sections close at approximately 8:00 a.m. each weekday and re-open daily by 4:30 p.m. EST in each affected area. Work areas will be open on weekends, weather and road conditions permitting. Closure areas are as follows:

  • Milepost 216.9 – 234 closed Feb 26 – March 17
  • Milepost 298.5 – 305.1 closed Feb 26 – March 17

Facility Closures
• Please check the real-time closure map for additional facility closures and updates.
• Otter Creek Restaurant (Milepost 60.8) south of Buena Vista, VA is closed.
• Bluffs Lodge is closed.
• Rocky Knob Cabins are closed.

Trail Closures
• Dobie Mountain Trail at Humpback Rocks in VA (Milepost 6) is closed.

Last updated: March 20, 2018

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