Can you camp anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Camping in the Parkway’s Campgrounds is only allowed when the campground is open. Camping on Parkway lands outside of designated campgrounds or without a permit at backcountry sites is prohibited. The Parkway’s eight campgrounds were built years ago and do not currently offer RV hookups.
Can you camp overnight on the Blue Ridge Parkway?
No. Camping is only allowed in one of the Parkway’s eight designated camping areas. Sleeping in a vehicle overnight is not allowed for visitor safety.
Is there a fee for Blue Ridge Parkway?
There is no fee to access the Blue Ridge Parkway, however, National Park Service Campgrounds along the Parkway do require a fee. Visitors with the Interagency Senior or Access Pass (or former Golden Age or Golden Access Passports) pay a reduced camping fee.
Can you Boondock on Blue Ridge Parkway?
However, none of the National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds have RV hookups. That means you’ll be boondocking or dry camping. And these campgrounds have quiet hours, meaning you can’t run your generator after about 9 PM. That means no air conditioning at night.
Where can I sleep on the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Lodges along the parkway provide overnight accommodations from spring through the fall….Eating & Sleeping
- Peaks of Otter Lodge – Milepost 85.6.
- Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop – Milepost 176.2.
- Northwest Trading Post/Sally Mae’s – Milepost 258.7.
Can you drive the Blue Ridge Parkway in one day?
You could also drive the entire 469 miles in one day if you really wanted to. Driving straight on the parkway, without any stops or getting off the parkway to see any of the nearby cities and towns would take about 6 hours.
What is the most scenic part of the Blue Ridge Parkway?
1. Natural Bridge — Milepost 61. Natural Bridge is one of the most stunning and unique sites along the Parkway.
How long would it take to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway?
At nearly 470 miles long, driving the entirety of the Blue Ridge Parkway will almost certainly be a multi-day trip for most people. The speed limit is just 45 miles per hour for most of the route, though it’ll occasionally drop to as low as 25 mph. Driving straight through with no breaks would take about 11 hours.
Is there an entrance fee for the Blue Ridge Parkway?
There is no entrance fee for traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fees are charged for camping, and Interagency Senior or Interagency Access Pass (or Golden Age or Golden Access passes) passholders are entitled to 50% off the camping fee.
Is the Blue Ridge Parkway a National Park?
The Blue Ridge Parkway is technically a national parkway, not a national park. However, both are operated by the National Park Service. Read more about National Park Service designations on our National Parks vs. National Forests page.
How much does it cost to camp on the parkway?
Rate: $35 per night. Numerous campgrounds are located in communities, and on state and federal lands, adjacent to the parkway. Many of these offer amenities such as water and electric hookups. Please check Virginia state parks, North Carolina state parks, and the US Forest Service for additional camping options.
Are there any backcountry campgrounds on the parkway?
The Parkway has three backcountry campgrounds. Backcountry camping is permitted only at designated sites. A permit is required for backcountry camping. Rock Castle Gorge near Rocky Knob (MP 167.1) Basin Cove near Doughton Park (MP 239.2) Johns River Road near Julian Price Park (MP 296.9)