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Old 10-06-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Question Taking the Blue Ridge Parkway , need help.

My wife and I are planning to take our 2 grandduaghter and travel the "Blue Ridge Parkway" this summer in July. This is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway so their will be alot of people traveling the parkway. We will be starting on the northern end of the Parkway and moveing south. I would like to take 3 to 5 day to make the trip. If you have made this trip and know of places to stay (campgrounds)we would love to hear from you. Thanks # 9279 Happy Trails to all.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great trip.
I'll be watching this for ideas too.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Highland Haven is an all Airstream park that usually has empty spots for folks traveling through. Check Highland Haven. It's just a drop off the parkway at Adney Gap south of Roanoke. I love the place. Full hookups, nice people, WiFi, and the sunsets are simply stunning there.
I found this brochure online showing a good number of campgrounds near the parkway. BRP CAMPGROUND BROCHURE.pdf
There are also three campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park that have no hookups but will allow RVs. I've not tried any yet, but hope to soon.

It will be a lovely trip. Take your time as I hear the speed limit is strictly enforced.
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The Peaks of Otter is an excellent idea.
Also Floyd VA (just a short ride off the parkway). Great little town with fun stuff going on there. BlueGrass music, little shops with chatchkies.
Charlottesville is just off the Parkway and you can see all sorts of historical stuff there (University of VA, Michie Tavern, Monticello)
Here in Lynchburg there is Poplar Forest (one of TJ's homes) and Appomatox is close by.
Cades Cove is actually in the Smokies at the southern end of the Parkway.
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we did that a few years ago. Part of the parkway was closed for repairs, so we missed about 30 miles or so. :-( My favorite part of the parkway is probably the last 30 or so miles at the Great Smoky Mountains/Cherokee end. My daughter LOVED the tunnels.

Have fun and post some pics! I wish we had stayed at some of Dacia's recommendations. Maybe next time.

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Be sure to plan a visit to Cades Cove in the Smoky Mtn end. It is like a step back in time, and kids love it.

Have a great trip and keep us posted.
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Just in case anyone is planning this trip in a MH, check vertical clearance for tunnels. Could be too low?? zz
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #9
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I found this brochure online showing a good number of campgrounds near the parkway. Attachment 88406
I am worried about the list of private campgrounds in that brochure.

I see a few in there (Old Fort NC and Chimney Rock NC) that are too far from the Parkway to be of any use for a through driver.

And there are several noteworthy omissions, including Fancy Gap KOA in VA, and Mountain Stream RV in Marion NC.
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Does anyone else have any additional suggestions on the BRP. We would also like to hear about what NOT to do. And what to look out for like road hazards. LOL Also how many days should be alloted to drive the complete Parkway at an easy pace. Mr. Rivet and I plan on taking this same route in June with the A/S in tow.

I will research all previously listed recommendations . . . cant wait. Let the fun begin.

Keep us all posted!
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We like the Park Service CGs on the Parkway. If you can deal with dry camping, ranger talks, quiet hikes, and NO TV, you will like them all.

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The only advice I can give is take your time and don't hurry. We usually travel for a couple of hours in the morning and try to reach the next campground by noon. I don't know why, but traffic always seems light in the morning whether we were heading north or south. We always have to take at least one trip every year for no less than three days if not longer. I try to concentrate on one section at a time. There are so many great side hikes and sites off the parkway. Find one of the great Blueridge guidebooks at one of the chain bookstores or look for BlueRidge Country magazine and prep yourself with the must see sights and HAVE A GREAT TRIP!

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How far is the Top of Georgia Airstream Park from the Blue Ridge? That looks like a pretty place, and the rates are silly cheap...
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Lake Powhatan (Bent Creek area) campground is just off the parkway very near Ashville and the Biltmore (a must see,). Take the exit for N. Carolina Arboretum. I've have tent camped there twice and love the place. Best mountain biking/hiking trails in the area. I don't think most sites have hook ups if that is a must you need to check. The stretch of Parkway between Ashville and Cherokee has a lot of long downhills. Last time on that part I sworn never again so have your tailer brakes working well.
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