Blue Ridge Parkway officials have announced the closure and restoration of the Sharp Top Trail in the Peaks of Otter Area (MP 86) beginning July 18, 2016. This project will require weekday closures of the Sharp Top Trail from the Nature Center near the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center to the intersection with the Summit Loop Trail near the Sharp Top Bus Shelter.
Beginning Tuesday morning, January 19, 2016, and continuing for approximately one month, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting boom axe operations between Milepost 234.2 and Milepost 242.3, from Mahogany Rock to the Alligator Back area. Parkway visitors should anticipate intermittent and temporary closures in this area.
Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce two tunnel repair projects occurring this winter to the north and south of the Asheville corridor. Both closures will be in effect from December 1, 2015 through spring of 2016.
While the Blue Ridge Parkway itself stays open year-round with the exception of weather-related closures, many of the facilities on the Parkway are closed through the winter. As of tomorrow, November 1, the following Parkway facilities will be closed for the season: all campgrounds all picnic areas except Price Park Picnic Area the following Visitor […]
Due to expected heavy rain, high winds and the threat of historic flooding in some parts of the Blue Ridge region, the Blue Ridge Parkway is reminding visitors to use extreme caution when traveling this weekend. Many sections of the Parkway are closed through this weekend or until further notice, and many programs have been cancelled. Visitors are encouraged to regularly check the Parkway’s online Real Time Road Map and to consult this list of closures/cancellations when planning their Parkway trips.