Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway created a network of chapters along the parkway to be the voice of their local communities. Our Chapters create and implement a work plan with local NPS staff to ensure the needs of their area are met along the Parkway. Chapters also promote the Blue Ridge Parkway in their communities and create a bridge between the park and local residents to ensure the preservation of this national treasure. This network is the backbone of our organization.
Humpback, Milepost 1-50
The Humpback Rocks Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Waynesboro, Montebello, Staunton, and Nelson County, Virginia.
Area of Service: Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, Whetstone Ridge, Wigwam Falls.
Peaks of Otter Chapter, Milepost 50-100
The Peaks of Otter Chapter is currently seeking additional members from the neighboring communities of Lexington, Lynchburg, Buena Vista, Bedford, and Buchanan.
Area of Service: Otter Creek Campground, James River Visitor Center, Peaks of Otter Campground, Johnson Farm, Abbott Lake and Trail, and area festivals.
Roanoke Valley Chapter, Milepost 100-150
The Roanoke Valley Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Roanoke, Salem, Bent Mountain, and Vinton.
Area of Service: Roanoke Mountain Day Use Area, Roanoke Mountain Music Series, area festivals, Roanoke River, trails, overlooks, and cemeteries.
Rocky Knob Chapter, Milepost 150-200
The Rocky Knob Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Rocky Mount, Stuart, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Meadows of Dan, and Woolwine.
Area of Service: Mabry Mill, Puckett Cabin, Worley House, Rocky Knob Recreational Area, and Campground, Rocky Knob Visitor Center, Rock Castle Gorge, Groundhog Mountain, Parkway donation boxes, trails, overlooks, cemeteries, and participation at local events and festivals.
Fisher Peak Chapter, Milepost 200-216
The Fisher Peak Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Galax and Hillsville, VA.
Area of Service: Blue Ridge Music Center, Blue Ridge Music Center trails, Overlooks, Cemeteries, Parkway Donation Box.
Northern Highlands Chapter, Milepost 217-275
The Northern Highlands Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Sparta, Wilkesboro, Laurel Springs, and West Jefferson.
Area of Service: Doughton Park, Brinegar Cabin, Cumberland Knob, E.B. Jeffress Park, Trails, Overlooks, Cemeteries, Participation at local events and festivals, and more!
High Country Chapter, Milepost 275-315
The High Country Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Boone, Linville and Blowing Rock, NC.
Area of Service: Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Memorial Park, Linn Cove Viaduct, Trails, Overlooks, Cemeteries, Participation at local events and festivals, viewshed tree plantings, and more!
Appalachian State University Chapter
The ASU Chapter manages all FRIENDS activities in and around the ASU campus. We are currently looking for ways to involve more students in FRIENDS activities if you are interested in leading the charge contact the FRIENDS office!
Area of Service: Tanawha Trail, Mountains to Sea Trail, Price Park Campground, Moses Cone Visitor Center, participation at local events and festivals, viewshed tree plantings, and more!
Crabtree Falls Chapter, Milepost 315-364
The Crabtree Falls Chapter works in partnership with the High Peaks Trail Association. The Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Linville Falls, Spruce Pine, Marion, Morganton, and Woodlawn.
Area of Service: Crabtree Falls, Linville Falls, Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Crabtree Meadows, trails, overlooks, participation at local events and festivals, Overmountain Victory Celebration, and more!
Facebook: NC high Peaks Trail Association
Asheville Chapter, Milepost 364-415
The Asheville Chapter has volunteers from neighboring communities of Old Fort, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Asheville, and Hendersonville.
Area of Service: Mt. Pisgah Campground, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, Craggy Gardens, trails, overlooks, intersections, and more!