Blue Ridge Parkway 2011 Opening & Closing Dates of Facilities

Blue Ridge Parkway Date: March 23, 2011

CAMPGROUNDS

  • Linville Falls, April 1 – October 31.
  • Otter Creek, April 1 – November 1.
  • Doughton Park, (under construction) mid July – October 31.
  • Peaks of Otter, May 13 – November 1.
  • All other Parkway campgrounds May 13 – October 31.

PICNIC AREAS

  • Price Park open year round.
  • Peaks of Otter and Humpback Rocks, April 8 – November 15.
  • Linville Falls, April 1 – October 31.
  • All Other Parkway picnic areas, May 13 – October 31.

VISITOR CENTERS

  • Humpback Rocks, April 15 – October 31.
  • James River, May 26 – October 31.
  • Peaks of Otter, April 29 – October 31 (closed Wednesday and Thursday until May 26).
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park, May 2 – October 31.
  • Rocky Knob, May 7 – October 30 (weekends only until May 27).
  • Blue Ridge Music Center, April 29 – October 30 (weekends only until May 26).
  • Moses Cone information and book sales, March 5 – October 31 (weekends only until May 26).
  • Moses Cone Craft Center, March 15 – November 30 (Closed Thanksgiving Day).
  • Linn Cove, April 22 – October 31.
  • Linville Falls, April 22 – October 31.
  • Museum of North Carolina Minerals, year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
  • Craggy Gardens, April 9 – October 31 (weekends only until April 22)
  • Folk Art Center, year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
  • Waterrock Knob, April 22 – October 31.

CONCESSIONS FACILITIES

  • Otter Creek Restaurant closed for the season.
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant, February-March open Friday – Sunday, April 1-November 28 open daily.
  • Peaks Country Store, May 7 – October 31 (weekends only until May 30).
  • Sharp Top Bus Service, May 7 – October 30 (weekends only until June 6).
  • Rocky Knob Cabins, April 28 – October 31.
  • Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop, May 3 – October 31.
  • Bluffs Lodge, Restaurant, and Gift Shop closed for the season.
  • Northwest Trading Post, April 29 – October 31.
  • Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone, March 15 – November 30 (closed Thanksgiving).
  • Price Park Lake Boat Rentals, April 16 – October 31 (weekends only until May 1).
  • Crabtree Falls, (Eastern National Sales Outlet) April 29 – October 31.
  • Folk Art Center, year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
  • Pisgah Inn Lodge and Restaurant, March 29 – October 31.

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