The Blue Ridge Parkway is preparing for a summer season under sequestration budget cuts, and visitors may notice the impact at times. In our region, the Roanoke Mountain Campground and Smart View Picnic areas will remain closed until further notice. Programs at popular centers like Peaks of Otter and Mabry Mill will be reduced. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for a full list of parkway facilities and their status for this summer.