Usually open from mid-May through October, the nine campground areas along the Parkway are scenic and tranquil, offering ready access to many hiking trails and other facilities.
Camping is permitted only at designated sites. Sites are for use by a single family or parties not exceeding six persons.
More than one tent is allowed, but all tents must be on pads provided.
Vehicles are to be parked on the pavement of an assigned site or in designated parking areas. No more than two vehicles may be parked in each site.
The speed limit in the campground is 15 mph.
Camping is $20 per night and is limited to a maximum of 21 consecutive days in any one campground.
Campsites are available on a ?first come, first served? basis, with the following exceptions: for an additional fee selected sites at Peaks of Otter, Rocky Knob, Doughton Park, Julian Price Park, Linville Falls, and Mt. Pisgah may be reserved in advance online or by phone 1-877-444-6777.
In fairness to all campers, please pay only for sites that you occupy each day. Holders of the Interagency Senior, Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access passes are entitled to a 50% discount on campground fees. Passports can be obtained at all campgrounds.
Limited back-country camping is available at Basin Cove in Doughton Park 336-372-8568; Rock Castle Gorge at Rocky Knob 540-745-9661; and Julian Price Park 828-295-7591. Permits must be requested in advance. Check with a Park Ranger to learn about access to neighboring U.S. Forest Service back-country areas along the Parkway.
Group camping is available at Linville Falls. Call 828-765-7818 for information.
Alcoholic beverages are permitted in campgrounds by registered campers and in picnic areas until 9 pm. Possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles is prohibited.