Beginning Saturday, June 13, the Blue Ridge Parkway will reopen access to picnic areas, including restroom facilities, in North Carolina at:
• Cumberland Knob, milepost 217.5;
• Doughton Park, MP 241.1;
• Jeffress Park, MP 271.9;
• Price Park, MP 296.4;
• Linville Falls, MP 316.4;
• Craggy Gardens, MP 367.6 (portable toilets);
• Mt. Pisgah, MP 407.8.
These N.C. picnic areas are scheduled to remain open through Oct. 31.
In Virginia, the areas will reopen Saturday at Humpback Rocks, milepost 8.5; James River, MP 63.6; and Peaks of Otter, MP 85.9. They will remain open through Nov. 1.
Restrooms or portable toilets are also available at the following locations in North Carolina:
• Moses Cone Carriage Barn, MP 294;
• Bass Lake Comfort Station, MP 294.6;
• Price Lake boat launch (portable toilets), MP 297.2;
• Linville Falls Visitor Center (portable toilets), MP 316.4;
• Craggy Gardens Visitor Center (portable toilets), MP 364.5;
• Folk Art Center, MP 382;
• Graveyard Fields trailhead, MP 418.8;
• Waterrock Knob Visitor Center, MP 451.2.
Additional portable toilets may be available at intermittent N.C. park locations.
In Virginia the open restrooms or portable toilets are at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, MP 5.7; James River Visitor Center, MP 63; Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, MP 85.9; and Mabry Mill, MP 176.2.
All Parkway trails, select concession operations (additional details at nps.gov/blri) and all but 23 miles of the motor route in Virginia are open.
All campgrounds, all visitor centers, select picnic areas and the road from MP 112.4 to MP 135.9 (U.S. 24 to Adney Gap, Va.) are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Details of and updates to park operations will continue to be posted at www.nps.gov/blri and social media channels. Updates about National Park Service operations will be posted at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.