Rocky Knob/Rock Castle Gorge


In 1978, one of the BRP’s older gas stations (circa 1948) was converted into the seasonal, weekend-only Rocky Knob Visitor Center, operated by the National Park Service. It’s a great place to get information on Rock Castle Gorge, one of the parkway’s most floral-rich sections with an extensive trail system. If you’d like to stay the night, there are tent and RV sites (book through ReserveAmerica) available from early May to late October.


Blue Ridge Pkwy.
MP 174.1 (accessible from MPs 167--169)
Floyd, Virginia 24091


36.81945000, -80.34233100

Open Hours

Visitor center: May--Oct. weekends 10--5.
Visit Website
(540) 745-9662

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