Information & Facts
There is no fee for using the parkway
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The Folk Art Center is the Parkway's only year-round
visitor centre at MP 382 in Asheville. During extreme weather
conditions sections of the road may be closed (daily updates
available on the park information line +1 828 298 0398), but
campgrounds, visitor centres and picnic areas are generally opened
from May to October