Blue Ridge Parkway Announces 2015 Opening Dates

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The Blue Ridge Parkway has announced the 2015 opening dates.

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Season Opening Schedule

Milepost                 Facility            Open Date         Notes:

CAMPGROUNDS (For reservation information visit recreation.gov)

60.8 Otter Creek Campground 1-May, Full services available.

85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground 1-May, Full services available.

167.1 Rocky Knob Campground 1-May, Full services available. Loops B & C available after June 1.

239.2 Doughton Park Campground 1-May, RV loop and two tent camping loops open for season.

296.9 Price Park Campground 1-May, Full services available.

316.4 Linville Falls Campground 3-April, Full services available.

339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground 1-May, RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season.

408.8 Mt. Pisgah Campground 1-May, Full services available.

CONCESSION FACILITIES

85.6 Peaks of Otter Lodge 27-Mar, Full services available; visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

176.2 Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop 1-May, Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.

258.7 Northwest Trading Post 18-Apr, Visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 for more information

294 Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor 15-Mar, Visit craftguild.org for more information.

296.9 Price Park Boat Rental 3-Apr, Open Fri-Sun only through May 24; Open daily beginning May 25. Visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2 Folk Art Center Open Year Round, Visit craftguild.org for more information.

408.8 Pisgah Inn & Restaurant 1-Apr, Visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

PICNIC AREAS (Restrooms available at picnic areas)

63.6 James River Picnic Area 17-Apr

85.6 Peaks of Otter Picnic Area 17-Apr

Roanoke Mtn Picnic Area 17-Apr

154.5 Smart View Picnic Area 17-Apr

169 Rocky Knob Picnic Area 17-Apr

188.8 Groundhog Picnic Area 17-Apr

217.5 Cumberland Knob Picnic Area 17-Apr

241.1 Doughton Park Picnic Area 17-Apr

271.9 Jeffress Park Picnic Area 17-Apr

296.4 Price Park Picnic Area Open Year Round

316.4 Linville Falls Picnic Area 3-Apr, Full services available May 1

340.2 Crabtree Falls Picnic Area 17-Apr

367.6 Craggy Gardens Picnic Area 17-Apr

407.8 Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area 17-Apr

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

6 Humpback Rocks Visitor Center 1-May Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6 Humpback Rocks Farm 9-May

63.6 James River Visitor Center 2-May

85.6 Peaks of Otter Visitor Center 1-May

85.6 Johnson Farm 14-May

169 Rocky Knob Visitor Center 2-May

176.2 Mabry Mill Developed Area 2-May

213 Blue Ridge Music Center 2-May

238.5 Brinegar Cabin 2-May

294 Moses Cone Manor House 2-May

304.4 Linn Cove Visitor Center 1-May Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

316.4 Linville Falls Visitor Center 1-May Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

330.9 North Carolina Museum of Minerals Open Year Round, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

364.5 Craggy Gardens Visitor Center L17-April

382.2 Folk Art Center, Open Year Round

384.5 Asheville Visitor Center, Open Year Round 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

451.2 Waterrock Knob Visitor Center 1-May

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