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Blue Ridge Parkway Rocky Knob Campground MP 161.1

1670 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Floyd, VA 24091
1670 Blue Ridge Parkway Floyd Virginia 24091 US

Spanning Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 167 – Milepost 174, Rocky Knob comprises 4,800 acres and 15 miles of hiking trails.

The 3,500-acre Rock Castle Gorge is within Rocky Knob, with its Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Trail. Mabry Mill is located just south of Rocky Knob at Milepost 176.1.

Mabry Mill offers many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and a visit to one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill.

Mabry Mill was a community center for the Meadows of Dan area when it operated as a gristmill and sawmill.

Today, the area becomes another kind of community gathering place each Sunday afternoon during the summer as musicians and dancers gather.

What to Do

  • Explore a short trail around the mill connecting historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia and allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop
  • Choose from three large picnic areas to rest and rejuvenate
  • Take a hike into Rockcastle Gorge
  • Enjoy wonderful agricultural scenes along the roadway that make this a truly unique portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • During peak seasons, enjoy demonstrations of crafts by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill

Rocky Knob has a campground with 81 tent and 28 trailer sites, restrooms, a dump station for RVs, and a campfire circle that accommodates up to 150 campers.

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at http://www.RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

The picnic area consists of 72 tables, restrooms, phone and picnic shelter. Route 758 is accessed on the west side of the Parkway and leads to the Rocky Knob Housekeeping Cabins a mile away, which are currently closed.

Area hikes include: Rockcastle Gorge, Black Ridge, Rocky Knob Picnic Area and Round Meadow Creek Trails.

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2015 Union School Rd SW, Willis, VA 24380, United States 4.38 mi

Daddy Rabbit’s campground and cabins in Floyd, VA near the Blue Ridge Parkway offers shaded sites, propane gas, dumping station, laundry, group camping area, firewood available, playground, hot & cold showers. We also have a recreation area with large shelter for family reunions, square dancing, birthdays and cookouts.

3745 New River Pkwy, Independence, VA 24348, USA 47.53 mi

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains between Sparta, NC and Independence, VA, NEW RIVER CAMPGROUND sits on the border of North Carolina and Virginia at an elevation of 2600 feet and spans an entire mile along the scenic New River.  We are on the New River after the North and South Forks converge; where the water is deeper and wider. With more water, more out crops, more breath taking beauty, you get to experience the whole river.

The second oldest river in the world, the New River winds through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Offering unsurpassed scenic beauty, it is home to diverse wildlife, including species found no where else in the world.

We offer tent sites, RV sitescamping cabins and efficiency apartments to suit any camping preference.

969 Traphill-Brown Rd, Traphill, NC 28685, USA 49.31 mi

Full RV hookups (electricity and water) are available.  We have 12 RV ready sites and 12 primitive campground sites. Our campground provides direct on foot access to the Stone Mountain State Park via hiking and riding trails.  A stable for boarding horses is available and there is plenty of parking for your horse trailers.

Dogs are permitted in the campground so long as they are kept under control.  Please respect the environment and pick up after yourself and your pet.

Come take a hike and visit all three waterfalls, have a picnic, fish in the creek, ride a bike, ride your horse, or just sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.  We provide full high speed wifi free to our visitors. Each RV site has a picnic table and each campground has a fire pit.  We also offer field games such as badminton and horse shoe.

Our bathhouse is brand new and well maintained with handicapped accessible showers and amenities offered.

3435 Pine Swamp Rd, Sparta, NC 28675, USA 49.37 mi
(336) 372-7905(336) 372-7905

RV sites to accommodate over-nite guest to permanent RVs. Primitive tent sites and bath house for hot showers.Open April 1 – Mid to end Oct.

49800 Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, USA 56.31 mi
Doughton Park is a landscape of mountains, open meadows and pioneer cabins, 30 miles (48 km) of hiking trails and a place to view wildlife and get a feel for the lives of those who lived here long ago. Originally known as the Bluffs, this area came by its present name in honor of Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the Parkway. The 7,000-acre Doughton Park is one of the best places along the motor road to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats, as well as spectacular shows of flame azalea and rhododendron in the late spring.
Doughton Park has a picnic area (at milepost 241), a campground (milepost 239), trailer sites, comfort stations, drinking water and access to 30 miles (48 km) of trail over bluegrass bluffs. Doughton Park Campground usually has campsites available. In addition to the 21 sites available for advanced reservation, 108 campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites are shaded under an umbrella of thick trees, and provide campers with tables, campfire rings and grills. The site also offers camper conveniences like flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station. Primitive Backcountry Camping is available at Basin Cove. Obtain a free permit from the Doughton Park campground office (May-October) or the Bluffs District Office 828-348-3487.
33 Campground Rd, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, USA 56.69 mi

This idyllic, family-owned campground lies 100 yards off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in North Carolina. Enjoy the amazing Blue Ridge weather and share the campground atmosphere.

From basket weaving classes, to old time music sessions, to potlucks, or a quick hike on the Mountain to Sea Trail, campers have been taking advantage of all the Blue Ridge has to offer at Miller’s Camping for more than 45 years.

732 Mountainside Dr, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, USA 56.98 mi

Come enjoy the peace and tranquility of a mountain getaway in beautiful Laurel Springs, North Carolina.  We are located at Mile Post 248 right off the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway.  We offer camping and cabin rentals on a nightly, weekly or seasonal lease.  All of our cabins have a bedroom and full kitchen.  Our RV camp sites offer full hook ups.  We also offer primitive camping on the pond or along either one of our two mountain streams.  Come enjoy the beauty of the North Carolina mountains along with trout fishing, hiking, mountain bike riding or just getting back to nature.  Watch out for the deer in Austin’s Hollow as you cross the “Bridge to Somewhere.”  Mountain Side Campground is a small quaint campground offering you total relaxation and a place to enjoy the very best of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   Enjoy our story telling (a little fact, a whole lot of fiction) around the camp fire at the almost famous Hacienda while enjoying the relaxing sound of our mountain streams.  Try your luck at gem mining or just walking around the pond with “Bubba the Duck.”  Many of our guests have become just like family and return year after year to enjoy the peaceful magic of Mountain Side.  Please come see for yourself.  We promise to make you feel welcome.

1863 Garvey Bridge Rd, Crumpler, NC 28617, USA 58.4 mi

Twin Rivers Campground is North Carolina’s best kept secret! Nestled on the South Fork of the New River, you are only a 20 minute walk from the confluence of the North and South Forks of the second oldest river in the world! In 1997 President Clinton declared the New River a National Heritage River. The title is a created designation for rivers that have historic and scenic value, and it is intended to highlight the way rivers unite the regions through which they flow.Twin Rivers Campground is North Carolina’s best kept secret! Nestled on the South Fork of the New River, you are only a 20 minute walk from the confluence of the North and South Forks of the second oldest river in the world! In 1997 President Clinton declared the New River a National Heritage River. The title is a created designation for rivers that have historic and scenic value, and it is intended to highlight the way rivers unite the regions through which they flow.

125 Riverside Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604, USA 61.37 mi
(828) 963-7275(828) 963-7275

Welcome to another season of camping at Grandfather Campground! We are open here all year, so come and visit during the summer and the ski season. We have 30 and 50 amp full hookup sites, tent sites, and several types of cabin rentals. We are located close to Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, and Banner Elk. For a complete calendar of events, check out our Tourist Development website at http://www.highcountryhost.com

We are open 7 days a week in the office, Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday – Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm. We will be having shortened office hours for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so if you are coming during those times, make sure you call to see what the hours will be. Winter is coming, so be sure to book your ski vacation in advance! We have cabins and RV sites open now, as well as the tent sites for any of you brave winter campers, so be sure to call us at 1-800-788-2582 ASAP for reservations!

We’ll see you soon, and we hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful mountains!

196 Blue Bear Mountain Road, Todd, NC 28684 80.54 mi

Blue Bear Mountain Camp is excited to add Glamping to our existing variety of camping options. Now offering Tepee and Cabin rentals in addition to private, rustic, remote, leave-no-trace Tent camping on 150 acres of pristine mountain land. RV camping, while not remote, still offers the beauty of a natural setting. The number of campsites is limited to protect the land so you have plenty of room to play, hike, fish and enjoy the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At 4,000 feet elevation with cool mountain breezes and mild temperatures. Come Get away from it all at Blue Bear Mountain!

Blue Bear Mountain offers spacious, Low Density RV camping, spacious, private, rustic car accessible tent camping, and spacious, private remote tent camping. Beginning in Spring 2015 luxury Tepee and Cabin rentals provide you with more choices of how to experience your mountain getaway.

171 Flintlock Campground Dr, Boone, NC 28607, USA 87.26 mi

Enjoy camping in the center of North Carolina’s High Country! Flintlock Campground welcomes you with all the camping amenities, including camping cabins, tent sites and full hookups. Located on a mountainside stream at 3,500 feet in elevation, Flintlock is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain, and Banner Elk area.

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Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 90.28 mi

A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Park is adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and together the two comprise the largest area developed for recreation along the Parkway.

Comprising more than 4,300 acres, including a small lake, Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, guided walks, and evening campfire programs. The grounds include 100 picnic sites, with shelters and comfort stations. A 300-seat amphitheater is used for lectures and talks during the summer months. Canoes can be rented for use on Price Lake.

The park’s seven trails include the Price Lake Loop Trail (2.7 miles), which circles the well-stocked lake, and the challenging 5-miles Boone Fork Loop Trail. The ingeniously engineered Tanawha Trail (13.5 miles) passes under the Linn Cove Viaduct and wraps around the southeastern ridge of Grandfather Mountain.

Julian Price Memorial Park is named in honor of Julian Price, an insurance executive who purchased the acreage in the late 1930s and 1940s to create a retreat for the employees of his insurance company, which later donated the lands to the Parkway.

Hours of Operation

The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Admission Fees

A nominal fee is charged for campsites.
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.


The entrance to Julian Price Memorial Park is located at Milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Park Campground Kiosk
(828) 963-5911

Sandy Flats Ranger Station
5580 Shulls Mill Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7591

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center: (828) 298-5330
Visitor Information Recorded Message: (828) 298-0398


15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 24464, USA 98.28 mi

Our campground is located in Nelson County, just 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our campsites are shaded, each with a picnic table & firering. We have sites for tents, water/electric or full hook-ups. The comfort station has hot showers and a laundry facility. You can fish off one of the docks in our campground lake or rent a paddleboat or kayak. We also have a country store with a variety of items… groceries, camping/fishing supplies, ice, firewood, fuel, souvenirs and many gift items. Our cafe is open during camping season on the weekends. Our fee based trout ponds are stocked with rainbow trout and sold by the pound. We also have 4 cabins available year round. Please see our website for more information.

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