Blue Ridge Parkway

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26 July, 2019 By Steve Wike

Blue Ridge Parkway maps, photos, trails, camping, entrances, fees, history, hours of operation, and reservations.

Information to Help You Enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway
For official Blue Ridge Parkway maps and information on camping, entrances, fees, hiking trails, history, hours of operation, reservations, parking, road closures and visitors centers click the appropriate links below.

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Centers
The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Centers are great places to stretch your legs, rest, enjoy the view, and learn more about the area. Here's where they're located on the BR Parkway:

Milepost 5.8 - Humpback Rocks
Milepost 63.6 - James River
Milepost 86 - Peaks of Otter
Milepost 169 - Rocky Knob

Milepost 217.5 - Cumberland Knob
Milepost 258.6 - Northwest Trading Post
Milepost 294.1 - Moses H. Cone
Milepost 304.4 - Linn Cove Viaduct
Milepost 316.4 - Linville Falls
Milepost 331 - Museum of NC Minerals
Milepost 364.6 - Craggy Gardens
Milepost 382- Folk Art Center
Milepost 384 - The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Milepost 451.2 - Waterrock Knob
Milepost 462.9 - Oconaluftee

Official Map of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Road Closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Skyline Drive Maps & Road Closure Status
Official Map of the Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Road Maps & Hiking Trails
Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycling Map with Regulations & Elevations

Fees, Permits & Reservations
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questons
Parkway Hours, Seasonal Information
Food & Lodging on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Photo Gallery and Multimedia Presentations
History and Culture of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Things to Do and See Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Science & Nature: Animals, Plants, Environmental Features
Fishing Licenses and Regulations on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Gun Laws, Camping & Other Regulations on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, North Carolina
Balsam Gap, Waynesville (NC)
James River Visitors Center (VA)
Linville Falls Visitors Center (NC)
Montebellow (VA)
Mount Pisgah Campground (NC)
Rocky Knob Visitors Center (VA)
Spruce Pine Minerals Museum (NC)

Nearby Gas Stations, Restaurants & Lodging
Travelers on the Blue Ridge Parkway can easily find the nearest gas stations, restaurants, camp sites, B&B's, hotels, motels and more on the interactive map produced by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association.

Entrances to Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive
There are entrances and exits to the BRP and Skyline Drive near all interstate and major state highways. Many of the entrances are included below, starting with Virginia's Skyline Drive in the north and working south to Cherokee, North Carolina...

Front Royal Skyline Drive Entrance (Map)
Thornton Gap Skyline Drive Entrance (Map)
Swift Run Gap Skyline Drive Entrance (Map)
Rockfish Gap Skyline Drive & BRP North Entrance at VA 250 (Map)
Montebellow, Raphine, & Steele's Tavern via VA 56 (Map)
Natural Bridge & Otter Creek Rec. Area via VA 130 (Map)
Big Island & Natural Bridge via US 501 (Map)
Peaks of Otter via VA 43 (Map)
Lynchburg & Natural Bridge via VA 130 (Map)
Troutville & Roanoke via US 460 (Map)
Smith Mountain Lake & Vinton via VA 24 (Map)
Roanoke's Explore Park via Roanoke River Parkway (Map)
Roanoke's Star via Mill Mountain Parkway (Map)
Roanoke at Franklin Rd./VA 220 (Map)
Bent Mountain at VA 221 (Map)
Floyd via VA 860 (Map)
Floyd & Rocky Knob via Parkway Lane/VA 8 (Map)
Mabry Mill & Meadows of Dan via Mabry Mill Rd. (Map)
Meadows of Dan at VA 58 (Map)
Groundhog Mountain via Old Mill Rd. (Map)
Laurel Fork via Spencer's Mill Rd. (Map)
Aarat via Willis Gap Rd./VA 771 (Map)
Fancy Gap, I-77, & Hillsville via US 52 & VA 608 (Map)
Fancy Gap at Frosty Lane (Map)
Galax via VA 715 (Map)
Blue Ridge Music Center (Map)
Galax via Skyline Highway/VA 89 (Map)

Cumberland Knob at NC 18 (Map)
Stone Mountain & Glade Valley via US 21 (Map)
Laurel Springs via NC 18 (Map)
Sheets Gap at Buckwheat Branch Rd. (Map)
Glendale Springs at Old NC 16 (Map)
Jumpinoff Rock via NC 16 (Map)
Deep Gap at US 421/US 221 (Map)
Boone via Bamboo Rd. & Jake's Mtn. Rd. (Map)
Boone via Aho Road (Map)
Blowing Rock via US 321/US 221 (Map)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park & Trout Lake via US 221 & Shulls Mill Rd. (Map)
Price Lake at Price Lake Trail (Map)
Julian Price Memorial Park & Foscoe via NC 1559 (Map)
Grandfather Mountain via US 221 (Map)
Linville via Roseboro Rd./Lenoir via NC 90 (Map)
Newland, Pineola & Jona's Ridge via Old Jones Ridge Rd./NC 1518 (Map)
Linville Falls & Linville Caverns via US 221 (Map)
Spruce Pine via Altapass Highway (Map)
Spruce Pine & Marion via NC 226 (Map)
Little Switzerland at NC 226A (Map)
Burnsville & Marion via NC 80 (Map)
Old Fort via Curtis Creek Rd. (Map)
Barnardsville & Craggy Gardens via Stoney Fork Rd. (Map)
Weaverville & Asheville via Elk Mountain Scenic Highway (Map)
North Asheville via Town Mountain Rd. (Map)
East Asheville & Black Mountain at US 70 (Map)
East Asheville via US 74 Alt./I-40 (Map)
South Asheville & Hendersonville via US 25 (Map)
Arden & Mills River via NC 191 (Map)
Pisgah Forest & Candler via NC 151 (Map)
Pisgah Forest, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Dupont State Forest, Canton, & Waynesville via US 276 (Map)
Balsam Grove, Rosman, & Waynesville via NC 215 (Map)
Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Balsam, Sylva, & Dillsboro via US 23/US 74 (Map)
Maggie Valley & Cherokee via US 19/Soco Rd. (Map)
Balsam Mountain via Heintooga Ridge Rd. (Map)
Cherokee & Bryson City via US 441 (Map)

Additional Info on Roads in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
In addition to the Blue Ridge Parkway information above, you’ll find helpful travel information on these Blue Ridge Travel Guide web pages: Best Mountain RoadsFall Leaf Reports, Maps, Live Webcams, and Road Closures and Weather Reports.

More Blue Ridge Parkway Maps
The official Blue Ridge Parkway map is funded by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and printed and distributed by Eastern National, which partner with the National Park Service. The map is free in all of the BRP visitor centers. You can also download it (and other maps) from the website.

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Steve Wike

Steve Wike launched in 2008 - now a leading online travel resource. He also published the Blue Ridge Travel Guide coffee table book with hundreds of breathtaking photos by professional photographers - over 40,000 in print!

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