Operating Hours & Seasons

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From back country trails and camping, to favorite picnic areas and full service concession operations, the parkway offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to experience the scenic beauty and natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region.

Facility operating schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions and other uncontrollable factors. Information is available at www.nps.gov/maps/blri/road-closures.

Mask requirements vary along the parkway based on local conditions, published weekly by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Check current status.

 

Visitor Centers & Areas of Interest

Milepost Visitor Center/Area 2022 Operating Dates Notes
5.8 Humpback Rocks Visitor Center Closed for winter Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds. Buildings are closed for the winter.
63.6 James River Visitor Center Closed for winter Visitors may take self-guided tours of the canal lock system and the Trail of Trees.
85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Closed for winter
85.6 Johnson Farm Grounds open Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds. Farmhouse is closed for the winter.
169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center Closed
176.2 Mabry Mill Cultural Site Grounds open Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds. Buildings are closed for the winter.
213 Blue Ridge Music Center Closed for winter Visit blueridgemusiccenter.org for more information.
238.5 Brinegar Cabin Grounds open Visitors may take self-guided tours of the grounds. Buildings are closed for the winter.
241.1 Doughton Park Visitor Center Closed for winter
294 Moses Cone Manor House April 15-Nov 27* House open Weds-Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM until Nov 27. The book store in the house will close on Nov 13, but the Craft Guild will remain open until Nov 27. House closed during the winter. Carriage trails open year round.
304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center Closed Closed due to building repair work.
316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center Closed for winter
330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals Open Year-round Open daily 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (closed for lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM). Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Subject to temporary closures due to winter weather.
364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center Closed for winter
382.2 Folk Art Center Open Year-round Open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Subject to temporary closures due to winter weather.
384.5 Asheville Visitor Center Open Year-round Open daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Subject to temporary closures due to winter weather.
451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center Closed for winter
 

Campgrounds

Operating schedules are subject to change. Firewood regulations are in effect. All campgrounds close at noon on Nov 1, 2022. All campgrounds are closed during winter, typically from November - April.

Milepost Campground 2022 Operating Dates Notes
60.8 Otter Creek Campground Closed for winter
85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground Closed for winter
167.1 Rocky Knob Campground Closed for winter
239.2 Doughton Park Campground Closed for winter
296.9 Price Park Campground Closed for winter

316.4 Linville Falls Campground Closed for winter
339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground Closed for winter
408.8 Mount Pisgah Campground Closed for winter
 

In-Park Stores, Restaurants, Lodging, and More

Operating schedules are subject to change.

Milepost Concession 2022 Operating Dates Notes
85.6 Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant Closed for winter Visit peaksofotter.com for operating dates and reservation information.
85.6 Peaks of Otter Country Store Closed for winter
See peaksofotter.com for schedule
See peaksofotter.com for schedule details
85.6 Sharp Top Shuttle at Peaks of Otter Closed for winter Operating days vary by season. See peaksofotter.com for details of the schedule.
85.6 Sharp Top Store Closed for winter See peaksofotter.com for schedule details
176.2 Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop Closed for winter Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for additional information.
241.1 Bluffs Restaurant Closed for winter Please visit www.bluffsrestaurant.org for operating schedule.
258.7 Northwest Trading Post Closed for winter Visit Northwest Trading Post for operating schedule.
294 Southern Highland Craft Guild at the Moses Cone Manor April 15 - Nov 27 In November, open Weds-Sun 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Visit Southern Highland Craft Guild for more information.
296.9 Price Park Boat Rental Closed for winter See www.pricelakeboatrentals.com for schedule details.
382.2 Folk Art Center Year Round Visit craftguild.org for more information and operating hours.
408.8 Pisgah Inn & Restaurant Closed for winter Visit pisgahinn.com for more information.
 

Picnic Areas

Operating schedules are subject to change.

Milepost Picnic Area
2022 Operating Dates
Notes
8.5 Humpback Rocks Picnic Area Open year round No services available in winter
63.6 James River Picnic Area Open year round No services available in winter
85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area Closed for winter
120.4 Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area Open year round
154.5 Smart View Picnic Area Closed for winter
169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area Closed for winter
188.8 Groundhog Picnic Area Closed for winter
217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area Closed for winter
241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area Closed for winter
271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Area Open year round No services available in winter
296.4 Price Park Picnic Area Open year round No services available in winter
316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area Open year round No services available in winter
340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area Closed for winter
367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area Closed for winter
407.8 Mount Pisgah Picnic Area Closed for winter

Last updated: November 16, 2022

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