Blue Ridge Parkway 2010 Operating Dates and Times

FACILITY OPENINGS/CLOSINGS

CAMPGROUNDS – Open – Close

  • Linville Falls – 04/02/10 – 11/01/10
  • Otter Creek – 04/02/10 – 11/01/10
  • All Other Parkway Campgrounds – 05/14/10 – 11/01/10

PICNIC AREAS

  • Price Park Open year-round – (weather permitting) (Full Service Restrooms and Water Fountains open April 30)
  • Peaks of Otter 04/09/10 – 11/15/10
  • Humpback Rocks 04/09/10 – 11/15/10 (Port-a-Johns will be used April 8 to May 7, and October 23 to November 16 at
  • Humpback Rocks and Peaks of Otter Picnic Grounds
  • Linville Falls 04/09/10 – 11/01/10
  • All Other Parkway Picnic Areas 05/14/10 – 11/01/10

VISITOR CENTERS Hours

Humpback Rocks

April 23 – May 26, 7 Days a Week – Closed for Lunch (12-1) 9-5
May 27 – October 31, 7 Days a Week
Last Day Open: Oct 31

James River

May 27 – October 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct. 31

Peaks of Otter

April 30 – May 26, 5 Days a Week, Closed Wed & Thurs 9-5
May 27 – October 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct. 31

Explore Park Visitor Center (operated by Roanoke County)

May 1 – October 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5

Rocky Knob

Weekends Only (Sat, Sun): May 8, 9; May 15, 16; May 22-23 9-5
May 27 – October 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct 31

Blue Ridge Music Center

April 30 – May 24, 5 Days a Week, Closed Tues & Wed 9-5
May 27 – Oct 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct. 31

Moses Cone

(Information desk and bookstore)
May 27- Oct 31, 7 Days a Week 9-5
NPS Desk: Last Day Open Oct 31 (EN may stay open weekends in
November, but will make that decision later in the season.)
Moses Cone Concessions
(Craft Center open April 2 – November 29) 9-5

Linn Cove

April 23 – May 26 Closed for Lunch (12-1) 9-12, 1-5
May 27 – Oct. 31, Full Time, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct. 31

Linville Falls

April 23 – May 26: Closed for lunch 12-1 9-12, 1-5
May 27 -Oct. 31, Full Time, 7 Days a Week 9-5
Last Day Open: Oct. 31

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Open Year Round
(Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day)
Oct 31, 2009 – May 26, 2010: Closed for Lunch, 12-1 9-12, 1-5
May 27 – Oct 31 2010 9-5
Nov 1, 2010 – until 2011 spring season: Closed for Lunch, 12-1 9-12, 1-5

Craggy Gardens

Weekends April 10-11, 17-18 10-4
April 23 – May 26 10-4
May 27 – Oct 31 9-5
Eastern may stay open a few weekends into November, weather permitting.

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round
(Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
January 1 – March 31 9-5
April 1 – December 31 9-6

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Open Year Round
(Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day) 9-5

Waterrock Knob

April 23 – May 26, 7 Days a Week 10-4
May 27 – Oct 31, Full Time, 7 Days a Week 10-5
Last Day Open: Oct 31

Parkway in Fall

CONCESSIONS FACILITIES

Otter Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop – Milepost 60.8

May 1 – October 2
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
October 3 – November 1
Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Peaks of Otter Lodge/Restaurant/Lounge/Gift Shop – Milepost 85.9

Lodge, Restaurant and Gift Shop: Open Year-Round
Peaks Country Store: Saturdays and Sundays in May –
May 9 & 10, 16 & 17 and 23, 24 & 25
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Daily
May 30 – November 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sharp Top Bus Service: Same dates as the Peaks Country Store
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (bus trips on the hour)

Rocky Knob Cabins – Milepost 174.1

April 23 – November 2

Mabry Mill Restaurant/Gift Shop – Milepost 176.2

Mabry Mill

April 23 – November 2

Bluffs Lodge/Restaurant/Gift Shop – Milepost 241.1

April 23 – November 2

Price Park Lake Boat Rentals – Milepost 297.1

Weekends: May 15 – 16, and weekends between September 12 and October 25
Daily: May 22 – September 6 (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Crabtree Meadows Snack Bar/Gift Shop/Camp Store – Milepost 339.5

Apr 23 – October 23

Northwest Trading Post Gift and Craft Shop – Milepost 258.8

April 16 – November 15

Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Manor House – Milepost 294

April 2 – November 29 (closed Thanksgiving Day)

Folk Art Center – Milepost 382

(Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
January 1 – March 31 9-5
April 1 – December 31 9-6

Pisgah Inn/Restaurant/Gift Shop/Country Store – Milepost 408.6

March 23 – November 2
Brinegar Cabin

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