The Blue Ridge Parkway has nine campgrounds to serve the visitor from early May through the fall color season. Camping is $16 for all campgrounds. Camping is permitted only in designated campsites.


Otter Creek (MP 61) is located at the Parkway’s lowest elevation near Virginia’s James River. Open in early April.

Peaks of Otter (MP 86) 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 on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.

Roanoke Mountain (MP 120) with easy access to 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 campground 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 campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777. Open in early April.

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

Limited opportunities for group camping are available in some areas. Call the nearest district office for details.

  1. Ridge District (Milepost 0-106) – (540-377-2377)
  2. Plateau District (Milepost 106 – 217) – (540-745-9681)
  3. Highlands District (Milepost 217 – 305) – (336-372-8568)
  4. Pisgah District (Milepost 305-469) – (828-350-3821.)