Graveyard Fields reopensRestrooms, more parking added
The Graveyard Fields Parking Area and Trailhead, located at milepost 418.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened after a construction project that began in April.
The area now has a new comfort station with restrooms and 40 new parking spaces to address the issue of overcrowding and parked cars along the road shoulder.
If all parking spaces are taken, visitors are encouraged to park at a nearby overlook to the North or South and walk back to the Graveyard Fields area. Ticketing for illegal parking in the grass and on road shoulders will be enforced.
The project was funded by the U.S. Forest Service, Federal Highways Scenic Bysways Program and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.