Members live well beyond the 469 miles of the Parkway while their annual donations and membership contributions are hard at work. FRIENDS volunteers remove trash from overlooks, keep trails from being overtaken by brush and fallen trees, erase graffiti from signage, and so much more.

Your tax-deductible membership is all that’s required for you to help, too. We have several membership options that start as little as $30 annually.

Membership Benefits

Members receive discounts and other benefits at a number of different business along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We are updating our member benefits! Below is a link to a current list of offerings, listed in order of milepost starting with MP 0. New additions are happening often so come back again soon.

If you’ve misplaced your membership card, please call us at 800-228-7275 and we’ll be happy to get you a replacement.

Annual Membership Levels

$40 Individual

$65 Family

FRIENDS Forever Membership
(paid in small monthly increments)

$5 per month

$10 per month

469 Parkway League

Annual gifts of $469 or more

Let’s be FRIENDS!

New Members Receive:

  • A welcome package with membership card
  • High Vistas, our newsletter that keeps you informed about how your membership dollars support the Parkway
  • A monthly e-newsletter keeping you up-to-date with Parkway news, special events and volunteer opportunities
  • Discounts on lodging, dining, attractions and gift shops throughout the Parkway corridor
  • Invitations to FRIENDS and Blue Ridge Parkway events
  • Volunteer opportunities with a local FRIENDS Chapter for members living near the Parkway

As a member of the FRIENDS’ 469 Parkway League, you will join a group of select park stewards who make annual gifts of $469 or more to support the work of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway. These gifts help preserve and protect the Parkway’s natural resources, historic sites as well as fund education programs.

469 Parkway League Members Receive:

  • All the new member benefits described above plus
  • Recognition in the annual report and member newsletters
  • An 8×10 print by one of our supporting artists, Nye Simmons
  • Gift memberships to share with friends (for annual donors of $1,000+)
  • Tickets to events (for annual donors of $2,500+)