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Camping is a traditional way for families to enjoy their National Parks. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, eight campgrounds serve the visitor from early May through the fall color season. Per night charge for campsites is posted in each campground and available at www.nps.gov/blri. Holders of the Interagency Senior, Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access passes are entitled to a 50% discount on campground fees.
Otter Creek (MP 61) is located at the Parkway’s lowest elevation near Virginia’s James River. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION. gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Peaks of Otter (MP 86) is 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 online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Rocky Knob (MP 167) has easy access to Rock Castle Gorge and is just nine miles from Mabry Mill. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION. gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Doughton Park (MP 241) is near Basin Cove and an extensive trail system. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-4446777. Julian Price Park (MP 297) is near Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and close to the Moses Cone Estate. Price Park Campground is the Parkway’s largest campground, and some of the sites front on Price Lake. Shower facilities available. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Two backcountry campsites requiring a hike in are available along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail between the Old John’s River Road and Boone Fork Trail. From mid-May until the end of October, permits must be obtained at Julian Price Park Campground 828-963-5911. Off-season permits can be obtained at the Sandy Flats office. Permits can also be mailed to campers with enough advance notice by calling 828-348-3510.
Linville Falls (MP 316) is on the Linville River and has access to the trail system into Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Crabtree Falls (MP 340) contains the Crabtree Falls Trail and is within fifteen miles of Mt. Mitchell State Park. This campground is first come, first-served only. Mt. Pisgah (MP 408) is the highest Parkway campground at almost 5000 feet in elevation. Formerly part of the Vanderbilt Estate, it is near the US Forest Service’s Cradle of Forestry site. Shower facilities available. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
The Blue Ridge Parkway offers eight tranquil and scenic campgrounds to enhance your journey along America’s favorite drive. They do not offer full hook-ups, but they do come equipped with restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables and grills, and most can accommodate sizeable recreational vehicles.
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Be sure to ask about Ranger talks and campfire programs that are given on weekends and occasionally during the week. Campsites also offer ready access to parts of the Parkway’s 350 miles of hiking trails for travelers who want to explore on foot, but keep in mind that campgrounds are at elevations of more than 2500 feet and dressing in layers is suggested all year.
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Campgrounds are open May through October. First come, first-served sites are available at all Parkway campgrounds. Reservations may be made for any campground except Crabtree Falls by visiting www.recreation.gov or calling tollfree (877) 444-6777. As a general rule, demand is higher on weekends and holidays.
Most tunnels provide plenty of clearance, although several near Cherokee have a minimum height of less than 12 feet at the road’s edge, and drivers of especially tall vehicles should consider an alternate route.
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Group camping is available at Linville Falls and Doughton Park campgrounds. Reservations can be made online at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. In addition, limited backcountry camping is available via permit at Basin Cove in Doughton Park, (336-372-8877 May-October, 828-348-3487 off-season) and Rock Castle Gorge in Rocky Knob,(540-745-9664 May-October, 828-348-3272 off-season). Camping outside of designated campgrounds (or without a permit at backcountry sites) is prohibited.
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