Visitor Amenities

Mount Pisgah Platform Reconstruction

Along the popular Mount Pisgah Trail, visitors can take in stunning mountain views from a wooden observation deck. Over its 40 years in use and thousands of visitors, the platform has seen better days. Patch work on the deck has become extensive, and it is time to replace the structure. With a donation for this project, you will fund the reconstruction of the platform to provide a safe and enjoyable stop for trekkers.
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The Bluffs Restaurant: Ongoing Support

Thanks to tremendous support for this revitalization project, The Bluffs Restaurant will reopen on May 27, 2021! Now that the rehabilitation is complete, we’re looking forward to opening day and the restaurant’s first full season in more than 10 years.
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Viewshed Restoration

With your help, arborist crews can continue to restore the Parkway’s famous overlooks. Your support will allow a highly trained crew to clear overgrown vegetation at designated vistas this fall.
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Volunteer Supplies & Training

By lending their time and talents, volunteers make the Blue Ridge Parkway a better and more beautiful place for everyone. With a gift, you can provide the supplies, training, and tools volunteers need to repair, rejuvenate, and improve multiple sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Conservation Corps Trail Crew

You can give eight young adults a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experience. Through a collaboration with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina, your gift will provide trail restoration training and additional support for an eight-person crew. The team will spend 14 weeks rehabbing the Tanawha Trail near Julian Price Memorial Park.
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Doughton Park Map

Funded! Thanks to donor support, this project is fully funded. You can still make an impact at Doughton Park. Learn more.
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Blue Ridge Music Center Audio System

For the last 18 years, the Blue Ridge Music Center has presented concerts featuring master musicians and up-and-coming performers carrying forward the living musical traditions of Appalachia. In all that time, the outdoor amphitheater has relied on the same audio speaker system. Now, the aging and outdated equipment is in danger of failing. The Music Center needs your help to replace the aging system and keep the music strong and clear. We have great news: we only need to raise the remaining $5,000 to hit our $60,000 goal. 
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Trails & Views Forever Program

As the National Park Service faces an astonishing price tag to repair all aspects of the Blue Ridge Parkway, coupled with impending budget constraints, care of the trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and overlooks are falling to the bottom of the long list of priorities. That means, the places you enjoy nature on the Parkway desperately need your help!
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Waterrock Knob: New Exhibits at Visitor Center

The Waterrock Knob Visitor Center near Cherokee, North Carolina, occupies a unique position on the Blue Ridge Parkway, having the potential to be either the first or last stop for travelers. With the help of your donation, the National Park Service will install new exhibits to replace the current time-worn displays that feature outdated information. The new exhibits will inform visitors about:
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