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Blue Ridge Parkway Facilities Hours of Operation

2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Operating Schedule

Blue Ridge Parkway facilities open on a staggered basis beginning in April. It should be noted that Spring is a transitional time weather-wise in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Warm days can be followed quickly by a cold front that brings the return of winter conditions. It's important to check weather forecasts prior to your drive.

Some Parkway facilities are open year round. These include the Museum of North Carolina Minerals (MP 331), Folk Art Center (MP 382) and the Asheville Visitor Center (MP 384).

Campgrounds

MILEPOST CAMPGROUND OPEN CLOSE
60.8 Otter Creek Campground 5/9/14 TBA
85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground 5/9/14 TBA
120.4 Roanoke Mountain Campground
(Day use only in loop A)
5/9/14 TBA
167.1 Rocky Knob Campground
(Two loops open for season)
5/9/14 TBA
239.2 Doughton Park Campground
(RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season)
5/9/14 TBA
296.9 Price Park Campground 5/9/14 TBA
316.4 Doughton Park Campground 5/9/14 TBA
408.8 Peaks of Otter Campground 5/9/14 TBA
239.2 All Other Parkway Campgrounds 5/9/14 TBA

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Concession Facilities

MILEPOST CONCESSION FACILITY OPEN CLOSE
85.6 Peaks of Otter Lodge
Full services available,
visit peaksofotter.com for more information.
4/11/14 TBA
176.2 Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop
visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.
5/1/14 TBA
258.7 Northwest Trading Post
visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 for more information.
4/19/14 TBA
294.0 Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor
visit craftguild.org for more information.
3/15/14 TBA
296.9 Price Park Boat Rentals
visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.
5/9/14 TBA
382.0 Folk Art Center
visit craftguild.org for more information.
Open Year Round
408.8 Pisgah Inn & Restaurant
visit pisgahinn.com for more information.
4/1/14 TBA

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Picnic Areas

Restroom facilities available at picnic areas.

MILEPOST PICNIC AREA OPEN CLOSE
8.5 Humpback Rocks Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
63.6 James River Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
154.5 Smart View Picnic Area 6/14/14 TBA
169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
188.8 Groundhog Mountain Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Areas 5/9/14 TBA
296.4 Price Park Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA
367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area
(pending road construction project completion)
Late May TBA
407.8 Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area 5/9/14 TBA

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Visitor Centers & Areas of Interest

MILEPOST AREA OF INTEREST OPEN CLOSE
6 Humpback Rocks Visitor Center
Open Daily, 10am to 5pm
5/3/14 TBA
6 Humpback Rocks Farm
Historic cabins and farmlife demonstrations,
Thurs-Tues, 10am to 5pm
5/18/14 TBA
63.6 James River Visitor Center
Open Wed-Sun, 10am to 5pm
5/16/14 TBA
85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
Open Daily, 10am to 5pm
5/18/14 TBA
85.6 Johnson Farm
Open Wed-Sun, 9am to 4pm
5/31/14 TBA
169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center
Weekends only (Sat/Sun), 10am to 5pm
5/24/14 TBA
176.2 Mabry Mill Developed Area
Weekends only May 10-24,
Open daily beginning May 25, 10am to 5pm
5/10/14 TBA
213 Blue Ridge Music Center
Thurs-Mon, 10am to 5:00 pm with Mid-day Mountain Music available daily from 12pm to 4pm;
Open Daily beginning May 23;
Concert Season begins May 24,
Visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.

5/10/14 TBA
238.5 Brinegar Cabin
Weekends only (Sat/Sun), 10am to 4pm
5/24/14 TBA
294 Moses Cone Manor House
Open daily, 10am to 5pm;
Sat & Sun Manor House Tours available by reservation after June 7
4/25/14 TBA
304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center
Open daily, 10am to 5pm
5/3/14 TBA
316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center
Open daily, 10am to 5pm
5/9/14 TBA
330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals
Open daily, 9am to 5pm
Open Year Round
364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
Pending road construction completion;
Open Daily, 10am to 5pm
Late
May
TBA
382.2 Folk Art Center
Open daily, 9am to 5pm
Visit southernhighlandguild.org for more information
Open Year Round
384.5 Asheville Visitor Center
Open Daily, 9am to 5pm
Open Year Round
451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center
Open Daily, 10am to 5pm
4/25/14 TBA

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