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Parkway closes northern section

The northernmost 13 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which abut Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, are closed as of Wednesday, April 8, as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The closure will remain in effect until further notice and joins the previous closure of the Parkway’s southernmost 14 miles, 455 through 469, which abut the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Outdoor spaces along the remainder of the Parkway’s length remain open, but facilities such as restrooms, visitor centers, campgrounds and picnic areas are closed. Practice social distancing and Leave No Trace guidelines when visiting. 

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