Originally Posted by gpcvg
We are planning our first big trip in our Bighorn for this June. We live near the Cincinnati area and will start there. We have had small couple day practice trips but nothing 2 weeks or longer. We thought we would work our way up to the longer trips. I hope that is a good way to do things. We are thinking of camping on some of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are thinking of starting in Gatlinburg and work from there.Any thoughts on different trips or where we should stay or see along the Parkway?
Thanks in advance.
Last spring I drove the BRP from Asheville, NC, north till it changed names to Skyline Drive at Shendoah Nat'l Park, and I drove Skyline all the way north to its northern terminus. There are several tunnels you will not be able to get thru, mostly at the southern end, but there may be one or two others you'll have to drive around. A list of tunnels and where they are by mileposts is here:
Tunnel Clearances - Blue Ridge Parkway
I camped at quite a few campgrounds along the BRP and Skyline in my 30' Class C and reviewed some on my blog. The area is renowned for bluegrass music, so if you're into that (and maybe even if you're not) you'll find the Blue Ridge Music Center and interesting stop:
Blue Ridge Music Center
The little town of Floyd, VA, is famous for music at the General Store, and people come from miles around.
Here is a link to the BRP NPS camping page:
Camping - Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)