Vinton Ranger Station
2551 Mountain View Road
Vinton, VA 24179
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Recognized as America's longest unspoiled roadway, this picturesque route touches the Roanoke Valley with 4 exits. (Rt, 460, Rt.24, Rt. 220 and Mill Mountain Spur at Milepost 120). Traveled by more than 26 million motorists, hikers and bikers a year, this national scenic byway spans 469 toll-free miles and has preserved pristine picnic spots, campgrounds and mountain trails.
Blue Ridge Parkway: Roanoke Today
A 469 mile long non-commercialized route in the mountains. The primary tourist season is May-October. Most concessions and lodges are open during the season. Primary tourist season is May-October. Camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, overlooks and much more. Plenty of spring and fall color to observe. Speed limit is 45 mph. Parkway begins in Waynesboro, VA at Milepost 0, and ends in Cherokee, NC at Milepost 469 connecting the Shenandoah Nat'l Park (Skyline Drive) to the Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park. Runs parallel to Interstate 81 and runs right by the Roanoke area with 4 entrances to our area.