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Frequently Asked Questions

are our stock and trade, we’re here to help. Visitors should always feel free to call us with questions, but we do try to save you time by including answers to those we get most often here.

Q. Can we drive our RV on the Parkway?
A. Yes, but there are tunnels and you should review the list of all tunnel clearances as you plan your trip.
Q. What is a Blue Ridge Parkway milepost (also called a milemarker)?
A. A milepost is a stone marker located along the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway indicating the number of miles traveled and location. The zero milepost marker is at Rockfish Gap immediately south of Shenandoah National Park. Each mile is numbered progressively southward on the Parkway to its southernmost entrance at Cherokee. These mileposts also help travelers to discover and experience the Blue Ridge Parkway’s overlooks and gaps, popular hiking trails, and points of interest. You will find milepost abbreviated MP frequently on our site and others.

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Q. What is a Blue Ridge Parkway district?
A. Because the Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long, the National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway is divided into four districts for management purposes – Ridge, Plateau, Highland, and Pisgah.

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