Things To Know Before You Come

Planning ahead is always a good idea when traveling, but along the Parkway unexpected things may draw your attention or take a little more of your time. Be flexible, slow down, and enjoy what comes your way as you travel.

Opening Schedule and Events Calendar
Most parkway facilities are open from Memorial Day until late October each year. Some visitor centers and campgrounds open earlier in the season. Ranger guided programs are offered during summer and early fall.

Getting Around
Learn all you need to know about getting around on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Your Safety
Tips on how to stay safe while visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Temperatures and weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, even in summer. Be sure to check a current weather report before heading to the parkway.

The Parkway Milepost and other publications are available to help in planning your trip.

Last updated: May 29, 2018

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400

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