The National Park Service has announced the 2016 opening dates. Official opening date is Friday May 6 when all campgrounds will offer full services. Some picnic areas, visitor centers and attractions are open earlier. For a complete list see this link.
In the High Country portion of the Parkway:
Price Park Campground opens April 1, Self-registration and Loop A only open April 1 – May 5. After May 5, full services available.
Linville Falls Campground opens April 1, Self-registration until May 5. Full services available. Trout waters open 7:00 a.m. on April 2.
Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor opened March 15.
Price Park Boat Rental opens April 1, Open Fri.-Sun. only through May 27; Open daily beginning May 27.
Northwest Trading Post opens April 18.
Price Park Picnic Area, Open Year Round, Portable toilets available prior to May 5
Linville Falls Picnic Area opens April 3, April 2 (12noon) – May 5, 2016 one loop open with comfort station;Full services for entire area available beginning May 5.
Moses Cone Manor House opens April 15, Open Fri-Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;open daily beginning 4/29/2016
Linn Cove Visitor Center opens April 29, Open daily, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Linville Falls Visitor Center opens April 29.