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This Blue Ridge Parkway map indicates the many convenient access points in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
This scenic road passes through many popular points of interest in the region and can be easily reached from a variety of locations.
Multiple sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia's Blue Ridge are currently closed for repair projects. There is a closure at Milepost 114 for the Roanoke River Bridge Rehabilitation Project and a closure due to a road failure caused by landslides near Milepost 128.
We've created a special Blue Ridge Parkway Detour Route for information about things to do in the area and recommended directions for accessing the Parkway around these closures. Parkway Detour Info >
NOTE: You can still access Explore Park at Milepost 115 via the Parkway from accessing the road at U.S. 220 (Milepost 121.4) or Mill Mountain (Milepost 120) and traveling north to reach the park.
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The above map features the entry points to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Navigate the map by taking advantage of the zoom feature in the bottom right corner of the map 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.
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.
The exit at Milepost 136 provides easy access to U.S. Route 221 in Roanoke County and to neighboring Franklin County, and is only a short drive to Chaos Mountain Brewing in nearby Callaway. U.S. Route 221 also serves as an alternative route for reaching the City of Roanoke.
U.S. Route 220 is conveniently located near many great options for accommodations, shopping, and dining 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.
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, which are all located atop Mill Mountain.
The junction for the Parkway and Route 24 provides the nearest access to Smith Mountain Lake via Routes 24 and 122. This exit is also located near the charming shopping, restaurants and events in the Town of Vinton.
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. There are many restaurants and shopping 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.
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 a great spot for connecting back with Interstate 81, which is located near Buchanan.