Blue Ridge Parkway Planner

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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
Mar 26, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

150 reviews
Chris Legg
May 31, 2024
I hate to have to be so critical, but this app is almost useless. Whoever designed this has no common sense. It's WAY overcomplicated. All this needs to be is literally JUST an interactive map of the Parkway that tracks your location with every stop pinned on it (all at once) so you can just tap on each one and see a page with pictures, a description, and maybe vistor reviews if possible. Goodness sakes! Why on earth is common sense in such short supply at every turn these days?
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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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grant nelson
September 16, 2023
Lacking detail and working location. This app is pretty bad. It does not include maybe 2/3 of the stops. The tracking of your location works at best once when you start the app, it does not include road closures/ new news, Navigation feature takes you to Google maps requiring internet which is lacking in this area, and more, that you would need to use it as your primary guide to the Blue Ridge.
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