What is our mission? Our goals are not to provide you with an exact map of the trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but instead to tell you where they are and a little about each trail so that you can better choose which trails you may want to hike . For a good description to the trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway we recommend the book Walking the Blue Ridge by Leonard M. Adkins. Most of the Blue Ridge Parkway trails are not hard to follow during the spring and summer, but after the leaves have fallen in the fall, some trails may be a little more difficult to follow and winter requires even more precautions and planning.
Where can I go to get more information? The National Park Service has information on road closures at http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm . For the most current road conditions and other information call (828) 298-0398 . Also, see their page at http://www.nps.gov/blri/ or see our page Blue Ridge Parkway Trail Links for more good links to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other trails.
Are there any places to camp along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Yes, the Blue Ridge Parkway has nine campgrounds which are open May through October on a "first come, first served" basis. Camping is limited to 14 days maximum from June 1 to Labor Day and 30 days for the camping year. Fees (subject to change) are $12.00 per night per campsite, plus $2.00 each for more than 2 adults. There are no electric hookups or showers, however drinking water, comfort stations, and RV dump stations are provided. Also, each site has a table and fireplace. Checkout time is 12:00 noon. Following is a table with more information on the nine campgrounds on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
|Milepost||Tent sites||RV/Trailer sites||Picnic sites||Acreage||Elevation (feet)||Camping supplies (Gas)||Hiking trail||Fishing||Visitor Center|
|Peaks of Otter||86.0||86||62||62||4150||2565||yes||yes||yes||yes|