Blue Ridge Parkway

Doughton Park Campground

Phone: 1-877-444-6777 or 336-372-8568
Website: www.Recreation.gov/Doughton

MP 239.2

There are 110 tent and 25 RV sites, restrooms and a campfire circle at this campground (Parkway’s east).

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at www.Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To the west, you will find the Bluffs Coffee Shop (closed for the 2012 season), service station, and information center and to the east, the 24-room Bluffs Lodge (closed for the 2012 season) and a picnic area, for information call 336-372-8568.

Also to the east is Wildcat Rocks Overlook. It, like the lodge, is on the left fork of the road. A short trail leads up to the overlook where a sign describes the homestead of Martin Caudill, which can be seen in the valley below the overlook.

Area hikes: Bluff Mountain, and Fodder Stack Trails

Area historic buildings: Brinegar and Caudill Cabins.

• Campground
• Nearby trails
• Concession area
• Bluffs Lodge (241.1)
• Wildcat Rocks Overlook

Price Park Campground

Phone: 1-877-444-6777 or 828-963-5911 or 828-295-7591
Website: www.Recreation.gov/PricePark

MP 296.9

This campground has 129 tent and 68 RV sites and those on Loop "A" are located near Price Lake.

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at www.Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. One back-country campsite requiring a hike is available, and a permit must be obtained from the campground during season.

For more information, call 828-963-5911 or 828-295-7591. During the summer, rangers present programs on various topics at the amphitheater located in the campground.

Area hikes: Green Knob, Boone Fork, Price Lake, Gwyn Memorial and Tanawha Trails.

• Campground
• Nearby trails
• Moses Cone Estate
• Cone Manor House Craft Center (MP 294)
• Price Lake (MP 296.7)

Linville Falls Campground

Phone: 1-877-444-6777 or 828-765-6082
Website: www.Recreation.gov/LinvilleFalls

MP 316.4

This campground has 50 tent and 20 RV sites which sit on the banks of the Linville River. It is the Parkway’s smallest, most popular campground and the only developed site on the Parkway that allows group camping. For more information, call (828) 765-6082.

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at www.Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 317.8) hosts 350,000 visitors annually. Linville Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the Blue Ridge.

Area hikes: Flat Rock, Camp Creek, River Bend, Duggers Creek, and Linville River Bridge Trails

• Campground
• Nearby trails
• Visitor Center (MP 317.8)
• Linville Falls Spur Road
• Picnic area

General Information

Season Length: All Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds are open approximately May 1 through October 31. Winter camping is occasionally available, weather permitting. Inquire in advance. During the winter, fees are reduced and services are limited; only chemical toilets and frost-free faucets are provided.

Camping Limit: Camping is limited to a total of 21 days in any on campground between May 1 and October 31.

Daily Campground Fee: The charge per night for each campground site is $14.00. (Fee amount is subject to change. Inquire at campground entrance station for current fee.) The daily permit is valid only at the campground where purchased. Golden Age Passports (62 or older) and Golden Access Passports (blind or permanently disabled) entitle holders to a 50% discount on campground fees. Passports can be obtained at campgrounds.

Checkout Time is 12 noon.

Handicap Access: Each campground with a handicap symbol has at least one wheelchair useable site.

RVs and Trailers: Parkway campgrounds have sites that will accommodate trailers of varying lengths, although larger sites are fewer and usually fill up quickly. Dump stations are available at all campgrounds; no water or electrical hookups are available.

Camping Ethics: Campsites are available on a “first come, first served” basis, with the following exceptions: Selected sites at Linville Falls and Julian Price may be reserved online at reserveusa.com or by calling 1-877-444-6777. In fairness to all campers, please pay only for sites that you occupy each day. For security’s sake, don’t leave your site or your possessions unattended for extended periods of time. Please report all lost and found articles to a Ranger.

Back-Country Camping: Limited back-country camping is available at Basin Cove in Doughton Park (336-372-8568), Rock Castle Gorge at Rocky Knob (540-745-9661), and Julian Price Park (828-963-5911). Permits must be registered in advance. Check with a Park Ranger to learn about access to neighboring U.S. Forest Service back-country areas along the Parkway.

Group Camping is available at Linville Falls. Call 828-765-7818 for information.