Cumberland Knob & Visitors Center


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  • Seasons - Open May through October
  • Hours - Open 24 hours a day


  • Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 217.5

    Ennice,   NC   28623


Located near the North Carolina-Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob was the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1935 as a part of President Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. It was, therefore, the first recreation area to be opened to the public, and is still a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The mixture of lush woodlands and open fields, housing a variety of birds and other wildlife, is ideal for leisurely walks or a more demanding hike to nearby Gully Creek.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 217.5
Ennice NC 28623


Latitude: 36° 32' 52.875" / Longitude: -80° 54' 45.558"

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