From time to time, circumstances may necessitate the closing of trails or other actions to ensure visitor and resource safety. As part of your planning, visit this page to get special alerts and information. If you are a frequent visitor, you may want to bookmark this page.
March 22 Notice Regarding Visiting the Parkway:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at the Blue Ridge Parkway is our number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for COVID-19 pandemic includes social distancing, and we need the public’s cooperation to ensure our visitation patterns adhere to CDC recommendations.
If you are coming to the parkway, please choose to visit areas that are not crowded to allow for adequate social distancing. Use this opportunity to explore different areas of the parkway. Visit our trail page to plan hikes to lesser known areas. If you encounter a crowded trailhead or overlook, go elsewhere.
COVID-19 Press Releases:
These closures are in addition to the closures posted at the top of the page:
Trail and Backcountry Closures
Please read the information about avoiding crowded trails in the COVID-19 Information section above.
Road Closures and Maintenance
COVID-19 Road Closures
As states and counties implement emergency precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, portions of the parkway that run through those areas may be need to closed. Current closures:
Weather conditions may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. Much of the parkway is located at high elevation, where the climate is colder and wetter, and winds are stronger than in the surrounding communities. Please be aware that the parkway may be closed due to ice, snow or downed trees—even at times when the weather at lower elevations is sunny and pleasant. Please check the parkway's Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for current closure information.
Upcoming road maintenance projects will result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check our Road Closure Map for real-time road closure information.
Boom Axe Work
NC Bridge Maintenance
Last updated: April 2, 2020