Things To Do

The Blue Ridge Parkway has something for everyone. Whether you like to hike or prefer to enjoy a nice picnic, the Parkway offers a great range of activities for you to enjoy. If you'd like to be involved in park events, see our schedule of events.


There are eight campgrounds that serve the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more


Ranger-Led Programs

Join a Park Ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs. Read more

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Kayaking/ Canoeing

Julian Price Park offers wonderful opportunities for boating on Price Lake. Read more

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The Parkway offers a peek into the regions historical music background at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Read more

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There are over 360 miles of hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more

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Unpack your basket at 13 picnic areas throughout the park. Read more



There are many chances to snap your favorite picture along the Parkway. Read more

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Ride the Parkway on two wheels under your own power. Read more



There are many more activities to do along the Parkway... Stop by a visitor center for more information or check the calendar to find out about special events.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400
This number is the main park headquarters line. A recorded park information line at (828)298-0398 has the most updated information on facilities schedules, bloom and leaf information.

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