Linville River Picnic Area: If your idea of a relaxing afternoon involves grilling out beside a fast moving stream brimming with hungry trout, then the Linville River Picnic Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway is your spot. The area features a wide range of different grills at various locations throughout the 1 acre park offering visitors a chance to take in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while enjoying the amenities of a developed recreation area. After relaxing, we recommend heading up to the Linville Falls visitor center and making the 1-mile hike to Linville Falls before coming back and pitching a tent at one of the developed camping areas found in the campground on location. Call ahead for reservations.
Directions from Boone: Take Hwy 105 S and follow for 17 miles to Linville to a left onto Hwy 221 S. for 3 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head south (right) to mile marker 316.5.