Mileposts 400’s – Blue Ridge Parkway

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Waterrock Visitor Center
Mount Pisgah Campground

There are 469 mileposts on the Blue Ridge Parkway, running between Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (Milepost 1) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina (Milepost 469)

Since we started northbound, we’re starting at mileposts in the 400’s range.

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Note: Low clearance tunnels (10’6″ to 11’3″) are on a 3 mile stretch from mileposts 461-458. See this great resource with clearances and photos: Parkway Tunnel Info. We explored that part in the tow car. Other than these, I never found anyplace that wasn’t comfortable doing in my 36′ motorhome and any pull-offs that are not suitable for RVs are marked on the signs. My motorhome is listed as 12′ 8″ tall, but I always figure I need at least 13′ just to be sure.

Milepost 469
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NCĀ  Smokemont Campground

I originally planned to stay here to begin the adventure at the NC national park beginning, but best laid plans got waylaid by necessary RV repairs, which meant going back to Asheville. But I drove through and think I would like to stay here another time.

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Smokemont – Area D

This is in Area D where generators are allowed to be used except during quiet hours. Tents are allowed here, too. It was definitely more wooded than Area F for RVs only. Note for those who must keep in touch: I was told there’s no cell towers nearby, so no cell phone service or air card for internet access anywhere in the park.

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Smokemont – Area F

Area F is is just for RVs – no tents allowed.

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Smokemont Camping Couples

I met two friendly couples here at site F40 enjoying their annual get together. The Dunsons from Florida and the Caudills from Ohio said they really enjoy the beauty here and dark, quiet nights, the cooler weather and having a trout stream as their back yard.

RV Park Reviews – What other campers say about Smokemont.

Milepost 451
Waterrock Knob:

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Waterrock Knob – View from Visitor Center

This is the Parkway’s highest elevation visitor center. Don’t miss this panoramic view of the Great Smokies from here. Walk around the back for this view of the road you’ve been on.

Milepost 408
Mount Pisgah Campground

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Pisgah Campground Entrance

This was such a pleasant looking campground when I first drove in.

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Pisgah Pull Through Site A-18

The main problem I saw here is that the sites are all right on the road through the CG and many, like this pull-through, are on an incline. Some are even worse and looked like it would be pretty hard to level up on.

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Pisgah Back-in Site

Even the back-in sites are really close to the road and this one is none too level, either.

RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Mount Pisgah Campground.

arrow-rightNext Stop: Mileposts 300 or go back to Main Blue Ridge Parkway page

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