Expert Travel Advice to Blue Ridge Parkway

Top Answers To Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    By my calculation, it's about five miles from Asheville to the U.S. Highway 74 junction with the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 384.7). From there, you'll wind your way up the BRP to the junction with U.S. Highway 21 (milepost 229); take US-21 northwest through Sparta, NC, and continue on to Wytheville. That's about 41 miles. So in total, you're looking at a mileage of 201.7 miles!
  • Alistair answered:
    I take it you want to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway part of the way before heading out of the Smokies to Knoxville? That will let you cruise about 70 miles of this famous scenic highway between near Asheville, just off I-26/US-74, and the route's southern terminus near Cherokee, North Carolina. It won't get any less scenic, or faster, as continue from there on US-441 through the forested Great Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg and then onto Knoxville. In terms of getting to Asheville, just follow I-26 all the way; it's about 250 miles, according to Google Maps. Good luck. Great time of the year to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway with all the amazing fall colors, although be prepared for leaf-peeping traffic... lots of it!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's signature scenic drives, and so consequently is well set to accommodate visitors, including campers. The NPS operates nine developed campgrounds along the length of the Parkway, but amenities are fairly basic with nonelectric tent and RV sites and comfort stations and restrooms bu no shower hookups. There are plenty of RV and other campgrounds off the parkway, which offer more amenities and services. Check out this link for listings: http://bit.ly/gJfHRR Check out the following link for more info from the NPS: http://bit.ly/eAgmfR
  • Anonymous user answered:
    If you're going down to Boone, you can get on and off the highway anywhere since it goes right through the city. One place you could stop by for lunch would be the Cafe Portofino on Rivers Street.

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