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Blue Ridge Parkway


Blue Ridge Parkway
The Parkway offers 460 miles of picturesque travel across Virginia and North Carolina. Ranging in elevations from 600 to 6,000 feet, the road encompasses a variety of ever changing weather conditions, regardless of the season. The Parkway was designed as a scenic leisure road for motor vehicles so bikers should use caution and be prepared for significant distances between developed areas and services that may vary by season. Parkway maps are available at the Bedford Welcome Center the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center or visit www.nps.gov/blri.

Parkway Facility Openings for the Bedford County Area for 2016:

Peaks of Otter Campground
Opening May 6th

Otter Creek Campground
Opening May 6th

Otter Creek Restaurant
Closed

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center 540-586-4496
May 6th Open Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm

Peaks of Otter Nature Center
Opening May 13th  – Open 10:00am to 5:00pm (with 1 hour closure at 12:00pm)

James River Visitor Center 434-299-5496
May 6th Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Weekends 9:00am to 5:00pm

Johnson Farm
Opening May 13th Thursday thru Mondays 9:00am to 5:00pm

Peaks of Otter Picnic Areas
April 17th – Portable toilets available prior to May 5th

James River Picnic Areas
April 17th – Portable toilets available prior to May 5th

Sharp Top Bus Service
10:00am to 4:00pm
Shuttle Departs Nature Center every hour.
May 7th thru May 22nd operates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 25th thru October 30th operates: Wednesday thru Sunday
Round Trip Rates: $10.00 Adults, $6.00 children 12 years and under
One Way Rates: $6.00 Adults, $4.00 children 12 years and under
Tickets are sold at the Country Store the day of departure

Peaks of Otter Country Store
April 9th – 9:00am to 6:00pm

 

* Please note, schedule subject to change. Check nps.gov/blri or facebook.com/BlueRidgeNPS
for updates
and other park information.

 


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