Blue Ridge Parkway – Visitor Centers & Campgrounds

Blue Ridge Parkway – Visitor Centers & Campgrounds

Blue Ridge Parkway – Visitor Centers & Areas of Interest

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Milepost Visitor Center/Area 2020 Operating Dates Notes
5.8 Humpback Rocks Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Visitor Center and historic buildings are closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the mountain farm grounds.
63.6 James River Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID
85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
85.6 Johnson Farm Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 Farmhouse is closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds.
169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
176.2 Mabry Mill Cultural Site Limited outdoor facilities open Historic structures are closed, but visitors may tour the grounds.
213 Blue Ridge Music Center Limited outdoor facilities open Visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.
238.5 Brinegar Cabin Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
241.1 Doughton Park Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
294 Moses Cone Manor House July 16 – Nov 1 Craft shop and book store open Thursday – Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Other areas inside the manor house are closed due to COVID-19. The grounds and carriage trails around the house are open.
304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center Limited facilities opening July 31 Park Store open daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center Limited facilities opening August 6 Park Store open Thurs – Mon 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Tues – Weds.
382.2 Folk Art Center Open Year-round Open Tues – Sun 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
384.5 Asheville Visitor Center Limited outdoor facilities open Park Store is operating outside the visitor center, daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center Limited facilities open Park Store open daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Visitor Centers
Blue Ridge Parkway – Visitor Centers

Campgrounds

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Firewood regulations are in effect.

Milepost Campground 2020 Operating Dates Notes
60.8 Otter Creek Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground July 31- Oct 31 Reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 – Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 – Oct 31. Closing at noon on Nov 1.
167.1 Rocky Knob Campground July 31- Oct 31 .Equal to the previous
239.2 Doughton Park Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
296.9 Price Park Campground July 31- Oct 31 .Equal to the previous
316.4 Linville Falls Campground July 31- Oct 31 Equal to the previous
339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
408.8 Mount Pisgah Campground Aug 18 – Oct 31 Open to hard-sided campers and RVs starting 8/18/20. This applies to both reservations and walk up users.

Tent campers will not be allowed until further notice.

Food and waste storage will be strictly enforced and use of bear resistant trash cans and food storage lockers will be mandatory.

No food or waste is to be burned in campfire rings.

 

Picnic Areas

Operating schedules are subject to change in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Milepost Picnic Area
2020 Operating Dates
8.5 Humpback Rocks Picnic Area June 13 – Nov 1
63.6 James River Picnic Area Reopening June 13
85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area June 13 – Nov 1
120.4 Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area June 26 – Nov 1
154.5 Smart View Picnic Area June 26 – Nov 1
169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area June 26 – Nov 1
188.8 Groundhog Picnic Area June 26 – Nov 1
217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
296.4 Price Park Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31
407.8 Mount Pisgah Picnic Area June 13 – Oct 31

 

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