State: North Carolina
Address 1: Hemphill Knob Rd
Address 2: Blue Ridge National Parkway
Number of Sites: 110
Full Hook: 25
Tents Allowed: Yes
About: One of the larger protected tracts along the Blue Ridge Parkway is Doughton Park, a 6,000-acre landscape of open meadows and pioneer cabins near Sparta, North Carolina.
Thirty miles of hiking trails run through Doughton Park, through pastures and meadows, coves and valleys, and along streams. The park is one of the best places on the Blue Ridge Parkway to view wildlife, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and gray foxes and bobcats. Flame azalea and rhododendron bloom in the late spring. Guided nature walks and craft demonstrations are offered in the summer season.
Directions: Doughton Park is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 238.5 and 244.7.