Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Camping

Camping on the Parkway

Camping is a traditional and enjoyable way for families to enjoy their National Parks. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, nine campgrounds serve the visitor from early May through the fall color season. Camping is $16 for all campgrounds.

NOTE: Firewood from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey and New York 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. Click here for more information from the USDA.

Otter Creek (MP 61) is located at the Parkway's lowest elevation near Virginia's James River.

Peaks of Otter (MP 86) near the Peaks of Otter Lodge, Abbott Lake, the restored 1930s Johnson Farm, and a magnificent trail system.

Roanoke Mountain (MP 120) with easy access to Virginia's Explore Park and 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 campgound 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 campgound on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.

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 campgound on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.