Blue Ridge Parkway - Now Open!

The National Park Service announced the slope repairs between Milepost 121.4 and 136 are complete and the entire portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Roanoke Region is now open to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Please be mindful of wildlife when traveling in the area. National Park Service News Release >


Blue Ridge Parkway Map

This Blue Ridge Parkway map indicates the many convenient access points in the Roanoke Region in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

This scenic road passes through many popular points of interest in the region and can be easily reached from various locations.

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The above map features the entry points to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Navigate the map using the zoom feature in the bottom right corner to pinpoint an exact location for entering and exiting the Parkway.

Starting from the south and moving north along the map, the following list details the eight primary entry/exit points to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Milepost 165 - Virginia Route 8

Route 8 leads north to the Town of Floyd and its art studios, galleries, colorful specialty shops, popular restaurants, fresh local food, and music venues with live mountain and roots music, including the iconic Floyd Country Store

Milepost 136 - U.S. Route 221

The exit at Milepost 136 provides easy access to U.S. Route 221 in Roanoke County and neighboring Franklin County. U.S. Route 221 is an alternative route for reaching the City of Roanoke.

Milepost 121 - U.S. Route 220

U.S. Route 220 is conveniently located near many great accommodations, shopping, and dining options in South Roanoke, as well as Explore Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. It also offers easy access to Interstate 581 and Interstate 81. 

Milepost 120 - Mill Mountain Parkway

The exit at Milepost 120 for Mill Mountain Parkway offers the most convenient access to Downtown Roanoke. This exit also leads to the Roanoke Star and Overlook, Discovery Center, and Mill Mountain Zoo, located atop Mill Mountain. 

Milepost 112 - Virginia Route 24

The Parkway and Route 24 junction provide the nearest access to Smith Mountain Lake via Routes 24 and 122. This exit is also near the charming shopping, restaurants, and events in the Town of Vinton

Milepost 106 - U.S. Route 460

U.S. Route 460 connects the Roanoke Valley to the northeast communities of Bedford, Lynchburg, and Appomattox. The exit at Milepost 106 is nine miles east of Roanoke and 21 miles west of Bedford. Many restaurants and shops are located near this exit in the Bonsack community. During the fall trips, this access point also provides convenient access to the fall activities at Jeter Farm

Milepost 90 - Virginia Route 43

The Town of Buchanan is located only four miles north of the Parkway exit at Milepost 90 for Route 43. Downtown Buchanan offers wonderful antiquing, B&Bs, dining, access to the James River, and more. This exit is also an excellent spot for connecting back with Interstate 81, located near Buchanan. 

Milepost 86 - Peaks of Otter & Virginia Route 43

Virginia Route 43 connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Peaks of Otter. Travel east on Route 43 to reach the Town of Bedford, home to the National D-Day Memorial.

Click here to download a complete map of the Blue Ridge Parkway from the National Park Service.

This downloadable map also focuses on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the area around the Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke Region Spotlight

Find the perfect place to relax at these overnight accommodations located near the Blue Ridge Parkway.