The Blue Ridge Parkway Photo by Sallie Woodring The Blue Ridge Parkway is managed by the United States National Park Service. The Parkway 469 miles of scenic wonder stretching roughly from Waynesboro, VA, to Cherokee, NC, along the rugged Appalachian Highlands. For more information, Visit the Park Website, View Operation Hours and Seasons, or call the park information line at 828.298.0398. Along the parkway, you can find helpful information about camping, hiking, hiking, and other activities by visiting a Parkway Visitor Center. The Plan Your Visit page is another helpful resource. In addition Park activities and attractions available every year, this is the Centennial Year of the National Park Service. Numerous special activities are planned. See The National Park Service's Centennial Year Site for details.