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Old 10-07-2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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Question Blueridge Parkway Trip

Need help with places to see and stay in our Winnebago 35B when we travel the Blueridge Parkway. We will be leaving Oct 12 from Indiana. Haven't been to the area before so any information would be great.

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A little more information would be nice, but I can give you a great place to stay in Virginia. There is a little settlement called Meadows of Dan. Just off the Parkway is a campground called (oddly enough ) 'Meadows of Dan Campground'. Great place to base for a few days. Has FHU and as I recall cable. Staff is great - one very nice lady with some ground help. We've stayed there several times over the years. Stay six and the seventh is free. Wooded sites or open on top of the hill. Lot of history in that area
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We traveled to Georgia this past spring to visit family. They convinced us to leave our coach in Georgia, based on the narrow roadway and tight campgrounds they had experienced in the past while driving the parkway. We took a 2 day trip, and stayed at the Mt. Pisgah hotel. We did walk thru the campground across the street from the hotel, and it was really nice, but somewhat tight for larger RV's. The parkway itself was worth the trip, and there are lots of short hikes along the way. I am including a link for all of the campgrounds along the parkway, not sure if any stay open year round. Definitely worth the trip, we WOULD take our 33' class A the next time. We did not look at any other private campgrounds. Good luck!

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The BRP is a nice road for scenery. However, check their web site as there are a few low clearance bridges and tunnels. You wouldn' t want to lose an air conditioner.
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Many of us could suggest good campgrounds or give specifics if you know when and where you'll be. The BRP is curvy, mountainous, and has slower speed limits. The views and the trip experience are absolutely worth it. Also, the Skyline Drive is the "northern extension" of the BRP and is also beautiful. Parkway and Skyline Drive campgrounds don't have hookups, but you will be able to dump tanks most places. If you want hookups, you should plan the trip to include private campgrounds off the Parkway - some are very close. Lastly, be aware of several low clearances; look here Tunnel Clearances - Blue Ridge Parkway

mikebreeze was posting while I was working on my post, but we were addressing the same concern.
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A nice place to stay is Lake Powhatan in Asheville NC. If you are over 62 and have the seniors passport for federal sites the cost is 1/2 price. This is a COE park and some of the loops have full hook-ups. The campground does close on the 30 of Nov 2014 for the season and will reopen in April of 2015.

Park your rig and explore the Blue ridge by your car or truck.

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A little more information would be nice, but I can give you a great place to stay in Virginia. There is a little settlement called Meadows of Dan. Just off the Parkway is a campground called (oddly enough ) 'Meadows of Dan Campground'. Great place to base for a few days. Has FHU and as I recall cable. Staff is great - one very nice lady with some ground help. We've stayed there several times over the years. Stay six and the seventh is free. Wooded sites or open on top of the hill. Lot of history in that area

Thanks for the information! Will be looking tonight to see how it fits with our other plans.
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Many of us could suggest good campgrounds or give specifics if you know when and where you'll be. The BRP is curvy, mountainous, and has slower speed limits. The views and the trip experience are absolutely worth it. Also, the Skyline Drive is the "northern extension" of the BRP and is also beautiful. Parkway and Skyline Drive campgrounds don't have hookups, but you will be able to dump tanks most places. If you want hookups, you should plan the trip to include private campgrounds off the Parkway - some are very close. Lastly, be aware of several low clearances; look here Tunnel Clearances - Blue Ridge Parkway

mikebreeze was posting while I was working on my post, but we were addressing the same concern.
So glad to hear about the tunnel clearances. Thanks!
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A nice place to stay is Lake Powhatan in Asheville NC. If you are over 62 and have the seniors passport for federal sites the cost is 1/2 price. This is a COE park and some of the loops have full hook-ups. The campground does close on the 30 of Nov 2014 for the season and will reopen in April of 2015.

Park your rig and explore the Blue ridge by your car or truck.

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Definitely will look into this place. Thanks!
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The BRP is a nice road for scenery. However, check their web site as there are a few low clearance bridges and tunnels. You wouldn' t want to lose an air conditioner.

Thanks for the heads up! We've driven the parkway (many years ago) and don't remember the tunnels.
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Thanks for the campground link! Absolutely worth reading.
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one more reminder ; its peak leaf changing soon so this area gets packed. Reservations might get difficult.
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Thanks for the heads up! We've driven the parkway (many years ago) and don't remember the tunnels.
I live one mile from the parkway. If you are driving an auto you wouldn't notice the tunnels!!
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Love the Parkway. Recently camped at Loft Mountain and Peaks of Otter but not in our 40 foot RV. As others have mentioned lots of tunnels, climbs and descents. Watch your brakes. Here is a link to the Blue Ridge Parkway Daily which is full of useful information. If you meet a camp host, park ranger, or stop by a visitor center, there is a list of private campgrounds just off of the parkway that will accommodate your rig that have electric and sewer. You may find them with an internet search as well. The campgrounds along the parkway have limited space for large RVs this time of year and there are still a few closures due to the budget cuts but the new superintendent, Mark Woods, is doing his best to reopen sites and find vendors for restaurants that have been closed. The campgrounds at the far end of the Blue Ridge in the Smoky Mountains are crowded but great. Caves Cove is worth the trip if you travel that far.

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