Ask Us: Blue Ridge Parkway
Last updated 1/11/2021 at 3:43pm
Does the Blue Ridge Parkway close for the winter?
The Blue Ridge Parkway does not close on a set schedule every year.
However, the parkway is often closed in the winter months due to winter weather and poor road conditions.
A real-time closure map can be found at www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm.
Be sure to check the map before you plan a trip as temperatures at high elevations are subject to be much harsher than in nearby towns in valleys.
“Weather conditions may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. Much of the parkway is located at high elevation, wher...