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Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $0.00

The Blue Ridge NHA is a partnership area and does not charge federal entrance fees, but check for information about other visitor centers, fees and restrictions that partners may post.


The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge), and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; and the oldest river in North America (the New River);and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life;more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.

Last updated: March 9, 2016

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Mailing Address:

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
195 Hemphill Knob Road (Parkway Milepost 384)

Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 298-5330

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