By Blue Ridge Parkway Association
“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. Features include: - 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.
I got this app to try to find directions from where I live to various destinations. I found lots of I retesting destinations with various mile points but was never able to get directions to say which MP I was starting at. I found this app quite unhelpful for planning a trip
Great asset, can select something and see the location. Hope I can find a way to put more on the map.
I would love to see my position and mile markers on the map. It’s really confusing with no reference points.
Sure would be nice if the map/directions link was there on the Search or Favorites!
Love the app for me it would be perfect if directions to parkway access points would include starting points from near by interstates and major state highways As is you need to find the nearest town to the access point and then figure out how to get there from where ever you are. Or am I missing something. Always a possibility. Thanks for all that has been done
Seriously? How hard is it to make a few simple features work and not quit the app completely? This has been going on for months and seems to be common theme in all Oh Ranger apps. Weird black hole buttons that kill app or restart phone?? Great concept, crappy tech and seemingly no updates to fix?
I spent hours marking favorites and planning our trip. Went back the next day and all my favorites were gone. Did it a second time in case it was user error on my part. Exact same thing happened again. Waste of time. Had to make my own notes on paper.
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.
All the directions are off. It took me 50 miles off the access point. Shame on you; the developer
Would definitely be handy for certain features like favoriting, except for that feature doesn’t work for a lot of campgrounds and some roadside attractions. Definitely great for research purposes, but I wouldn’t stake a well planned trip on it unfortunately wholly unreliable.