The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many lodging options for your stay in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. All along the Parkway you will find secluded Blue Ridge Parkway cabins, luxury bed and breakfast inns, 5 star resorts and spas plus the more traditional way of camping and campgrounds. There are also many hotels and motels along the Blue Ridge Parkway that offer affordable lodging for families, reunions, business meetings or a romantic weekend getaway for two. So what are you waiting for? Follow your heart to the Blue Ridge to find your next home away from home today!
The Blue Ridge Parkway has nine campgrounds to serve the visitor from early May through the fall color season. Camping is $16 for all campgrounds. Camping is permitted only in designated campsites.
Otter Creek (MP 61) is located at the Parkway's lowest elevation near Virginia's James River. Open in early April.
Peaks of Otter (MP 86) near the Peaks of Otter Lodge, Abbott Lake, the restored 1930s Johnson Farm, and a magnificent trail system. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.
Roanoke Mountain (MP 120) with easy access to the largest city along the Parkway corridor.
Rocky Knob (MP 167) with easy access to Rockcastle Gorge and just nine miles from Mabry Mill.
Doughton Park (MP 241) near Basin Cove, Bluffs Lodge, and an extensive trail system
Julian Price Park (MP 297) near Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina and close to the Moses Cone Estate. This is the Parkway's largest campground and reservations can be made for portions of this campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Linville Falls (MP 316) on the Linville River and with access to the trail system into Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777. Open in early April.
Crabtree Meadows (MP 340) near the Crabtree Falls Trail and within fifteen miles of Mt. Mitchell State Park.
Mt. Pisgah (MP 408) is the highest Parkway campground at almost 5,000 feet elevation. Formerly part of the Vanderbilt Estate and near the US Forest Service's Cradle of Forestry site. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.
Limited opportunities for group camping are available in some areas. Call the nearest district office for details.
The Blue Ridge Parkway plans to add some reserved sites at Rocky Knob campground in 2012 and Doughton Park campground in 2013. This will allow more visitors to use these campgrounds and discover the region. In addition, it will allow local users the opportunity to reserve a camp site on busy weekends and holidays. We seek the public's input prior to going forward. Please contact Teresa Lovelace at Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC, 28803 with comments or concerns.
NOTE: Firewood from the states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin should not be brought onto Parkway lands.The US Department of Agriculture has quarantined firewood from these states to prevent the spread of highly destructive insects that may be in the wood..