“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.
- Maps and navigation guides
- 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.
July 2021 Update
• Content Update
• Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I came across this map on accident and I’m so glad I found it. I was planning to buy a paper map for my trip, however the app has an offline downloadable map so I will be able to use the app map even without WiFi! Very convenient for those who aren’t familiar with the area or unsure where certain hiking trails may be located.
Good, but could be better
It calls itself a travel planner, and that seems appropriate. It lets you read up about many of the sites along the parkway before you go, or during your trip. But the map is lackluster. Also, the app is missing one key feature: the parkway itself. The app displays the parkway as just another street on the map, and the app treats it no differently from other map features. That is, the app doesn’t know your milepost, which direction you are traveling, and if you are off the parkway it doesn’t know the nearest point, and provides no way of obtaining directions. In short, the app provides little more than what you can find in a browser online.
I got the app and paid extra for the maps, but could not get some of the most important information that I needed without going to the website or using my own map app. Things like CLOSURES (most of the parkway was closed the day we arrived) and how to navigate to the access points from current location should be on the app. Ended up using my own stuff more and never really needed the app. Even the closures were wrong on the website, so we thought we could do stuff that ended up being closed when we got there. I was disappointed in the closures, but I was also very disappointed in the app.
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- Blue Ridge Parkway Association, Inc.
- 53.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Content Copyright 2019 Blue Ridge Parkway Association. Application Copyright 2010,2011,2012 Nomad Mobile Guides, Inc
- In-App Purchases
- Offline Parkway Map Pack $1.99