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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MilepostVisitor Center/Area2020 Operating DatesNotes
5.8Humpback Rocks Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID-19Visitor Center and historic buildings are closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the mountain farm grounds.
63.6James River Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID
85.6Peaks of Otter Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
85.6Johnson FarmClosed until further notice due to COVID-19Farmhouse is closed. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds.
169Rocky Knob Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
176.2Mabry Mill Cultural SiteLimited outdoor facilities openHistoric structures are closed, but visitors may tour the grounds.
213Blue Ridge Music CenterLimited outdoor facilities openVisit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.
238.5Brinegar CabinClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
241.1Doughton Park Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
294Moses Cone Manor HouseJuly 16 – Nov 1Craft 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.
304.4Linn Cove Visitor CenterClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
316.4Linville Falls Visitor CenterLimited facilities opening July 31Park Store open daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
330.9North Carolina Museum of MineralsClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
364.5Craggy Gardens Visitor CenterLimited facilities opening August 6Park Store open Thurs – Mon 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Tues – Weds.
382.2Folk Art CenterOpen Year-roundOpen Tues – Sun 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
384.5Asheville Visitor CenterLimited outdoor facilities openPark Store is operating outside the visitor center, daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
451.2Waterrock Knob Visitor CenterLimited facilities openPark 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.

MilepostCampground2020 Operating DatesNotes
60.8Otter Creek CampgroundClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
85.6Peaks of Otter CampgroundJuly 31- Oct 31Reservations available on www.recreation.gov for May 15 – Oct 24. First-come, first-served Oct 25 – Oct 31. Closing at noon on Nov 1.
167.1Rocky Knob CampgroundJuly 31- Oct 31.Equal to the previous
239.2Doughton Park CampgroundClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
296.9Price Park CampgroundJuly 31- Oct 31.Equal to the previous
316.4Linville Falls CampgroundJuly 31- Oct 31Equal to the previous
339.5Crabtree Falls CampgroundClosed until further notice due to COVID-19
408.8Mount Pisgah CampgroundAug 18 – Oct 31Open 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.

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