Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway license plate now available online

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Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate
February 28, 2024


Great news! Virginia drivers can now order the Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate online and request the plate at DMV offices. The tag depicts a colorful scenic view of the Parkway and is the only specialty plate in the commonwealth solely dedicated to funding projects and programs within the country’s most visited national park. 

“We are so thrilled that Virginians can now show their support for the Blue Ridge Parkway with this beautiful new tag,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. “Virginia is my home state, and I know just how much the park means to mountain communities like the one where I was born and raised.”

The specialty plate fee is $25, of which $15 will go toward key improvements along the Parkway, including repairs at trails, campgrounds, and picnic areas. Funding will also support projects such as wildlife studies, historic preservation, and educational programs. A personalized plate is available for $35. 

In 2023, the park welcomed more than 16.7 million visitors. Unlike many large national parks, the Parkway does not charge an admission fee, making the scenic route more vulnerable to shortfalls in government funding, maintenance backlogs, and building closures. The nonprofit’s current projects include raising funds to provide a new roof for historic Mabry Mill, at milepost 176 near Meadows of Dan.

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