Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Broken branch blocking Parkway road after storm.
Weather can be unpredictable and severe on the Parkway.

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Road Closures

Always check the Road and Facilities Closure page before heading to the parkway. Roads and facilities may be closed for a variety of reasons, including inclement weather and maintenance.

Weather

The weather can change very quickly and noticeably as you drive along the parkway. Check specific location forecasts on our weather page.

 

COVID-19 Masking

The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take.

Masking requirements will vary along the parkway based on local conditions. In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Masks are still required on all forms of enclosed public transportation. Visitors are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

CDC Ranking of Covid Level By County

Week of June 23, 2022. Chart will be updated weekly.

Virginia Counties

CDC Ranking
of Covid Level

Indoor
Mask Requirement

Parkway Destinations

Augusta

Medium

Optional

Humpback Rocks

Rockbridge

Low

Optional

Amherst

High

Required

James River

Bedford

Medium

Optional

Peaks of Otter

Roanoke

Medium/High

Required in
Roanoke City area,
optional in the county

Medium in Roanoke County; High in Roanoke City area.

Floyd

Medium

Optional

Rocky Knob, Mabry Mill

Carroll

Medium

Optional

Blue Ridge Music Center (straddles county line)

Grayson

Medium

Optional

Blue Ridge Music Center (straddles county line)

North Carolina Counties

CDC Ranking
of Covid Level

Indoor
Mask Requirement

Parkway Destinations

Alleghany

Medium

Optional

Doughton Park

Wilkes

Low

Optional

Brinegar Cabin

Ashe

Low

Optional

Northwest Trading Post

Watauga

Low

Optional

Moses Cone Estate, Price Lake

Avery

Low

Optional

Linville Falls

Mitchell

Medium Optional

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Buncombe

Low Optional

Asheville, Craggy Gardens, Folk Art Center

Haywood

Low Optional

Pisgah Inn (straddles county line)

Transylvania

Low Optional

Pisgah Inn (straddles county line)

Jackson

Low Optional

Waterrock Knob


Last updated: June 23, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville , NC 28803

Phone:

828 348-3400

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