"As a scenic byway that sometimes traverses deep into the mountainous forests of Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway as a journey is unique. GPS isn’t reliable on the Parkway, though the experience of stunning views is.
Cell reception can be spotty but we have all the resources you need for navigating your Parkway adventure in confidence – whether you’re planning in advance or on the road now.
The NPS is maintaining a detailed list of Parkway sections, noting whether they are closed, open or ungated. That list, which is updated daily, can be found on the NPS website."