Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Plan

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About this app

“America’s Favorite Drive” at your fingertips. 469 miles of scenic places, historic sites, trails, overlooks, interpretive exhibits, visitor centers, lodging, services, and essential information for visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway area.

Brought to you by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service. BRPA has been serving visitors since 1949 as an official partner organization of the Blue Ridge Parkway dedicated to providing tourism and hospitality information to the Parkway traveler.

Access detailed information for the Parkway’s four major regions Ridge, Plateau, Highlands and Pisgah as well as information for connecting regions including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region (located near the Parkway’s southern end) and the Shenandoah National Park region (near the Parkway’s northern end).

Explore by region, activity, or by proximity to your location. Download the app to your phone to access content with or without a cell signal during your trip to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway area, or use it to plan your vacation before you leave home.

Features include:
- Online mapping and navigation
- Parkway visitor centers
- On and off-Parkway campgrounds & lodging
- Interpretive stops on the Parkway
- Gas availability and travel information
- More than 50 popular hiking trails
- Suggested itineraries
- Major access points for the Parkway
- Adjacent Parkway communities and services
- Wildlife information
- Special events
- Save places to your Favorites list
- Use your GPS signal to explore nearby points of interest

This free mobile application is published by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association to help you more fully enjoy your Parkway area vacation. Our members include attractions, outdoor recreation sites, accommodations, restaurants, shops, and a variety of other services essential to the traveler. This mobile application does not imply endorsement by the National Park Service of the businesses or commercial services listed. When you visit their place of business, please let them know you found them in the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner mobile application. This will help us ensure the future availability of this application for visitors to the Parkway area.
Updated on
Aug 16, 2021

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143 reviews
James McCoy
November 15, 2020
I gave it a 2 because it has lots of information. The problem is it's not very accessible. We who travel like maps. We use maps. And we want Maps. Easley accessible and informative as to what's ahead and what's nearby. Lists are not usually helpful. We want to see it on an easley accessible MAP. We traveled the entire length of the Parkway this year and when we finished we were still trying to figure out this app....and one of the guys is a computer geek.
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Radu Oprea
June 7, 2021
Despite the claim that this app does not need mobile data to function, every time I started it in the middle of nowhere, on the Parkway, it asked for data to update. I downloaded the maps, of course, for offline use, but the app would not skip the screen asking for data. Completely useless in the field.
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Margaret M. Robinson
July 9, 2022
I installed on my pixel phone, and purchase the additional data for $1.99 and $6.99, then also tried to install on my chromebook but it won't let me purchase the downloads again... keeps saying "already purchased." Very frustrating. I'm willing to pay twice of have the offline data on both devices. Is there any way to do this? Help!
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What's new

August 2021 Update
• Content Update
• Bug fixes and improvements