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DOUGHTON PARK CG, NC
part ofBlue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 23 2013 Season Dates
OverviewThis 7,000-acre park has picnic areas (milepost 241), a campground (milepost 239), trailer sites, comfort stations and drinking water. The park has 30 miles of trail over bluegrass bluffs.
Doughton Park is a landscape of open meadows and pioneer cabins, a place to view wildlife and get a feel for the lives of those who lived here long ago. Originally known as the Bluffs, this area came by its present name in honor of Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the Parkway. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the motor road to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats, as well as spectacular shows of flame azalea and rhododendron in the late spring.
Rolling ridgetop meadows and steep mountainsides characterize the Doughton Park area.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that follows the high crests of the central and southern Appalachians for 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.
Campsites are shaded under an umbrella of thick trees, and provide campers with tables, campfire rings and grills. The site also offers modern conveniences like flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station.
Mount Airy, NC, Andy Griffith's hometown, the ideal American town that was the inspriation for Mayberry. (Hwy 52 South; 12 miles south of Fancy Gap, VA. www.visitmayberry.com
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Charlotte: Take I-77 North. Merge onto US-21-BYP N via EXIT 83 on the left toward Roaring Gap/Sparta. Go 2.9 miles. Merge onto US-21. Go 18.1 miles. Turn left to take the Parkway South ramp. Turn south onto Blue Ridge Parkway. Go 10 miles to Doughton Park Campground.
From Raleigh: Take I-40 West. Merge onto US-421 North via EXIT 188 toward Yadkinville/Wilkesboro. Go 28.3 miles. Merge onto I-77 N via EXIT 265A toward Elkin. Go 10.1 miles. Merge onto US-21-BYP N via EXIT 83 on the left toward Roaring Gap/Sparta. Go 2.9 miles. Merge onto US-21. Go 18.1 miles. Turn left to take the Parkway South ramp. Turn south onto Blue Ridge Parkway. Go 10 miles to Doughton Park Campground.
Mailing Address:DOUGHTON PARK CG
49800 Blue Ridge Parkway
Laurel Springs NC 28644
Phone Number:Project Office:(336)372-8877