Travel Information from Explore Brevard
(Updated July 14)
Extension of Phase 2 Safer At Home Executive Order No. 147
The state of North Carolina is currently operating under an extension of the “Safer At Home” order until at least August 7. Governor Cooper has provided a Phase 2 Overview Flyer and a list of FAQ for Executive Order No. 147. Face coverings are required in public spaces, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of six feet is not possible.
Curbside Pickup Zones
In response to COVID-19, the City of Brevard has allocated on-street parking spaces in select locations to support downtown businesses and provide safe and convenient options for customers. Each shared zone accommodates 1-2 vehicles and encourages quick turnover (10 minutes). New curbside signs will be installed on Friday, July 17. View current allocations here.
Know that our tourism partners are working diligently so they can provide a safe and socially responsible experience to visitors of Transylvania County. As businesses reopen and access to public lands in our area increases, we ask that all visitors Explore Responsibly.
Connect With Us
We want to assure you that one of our top priorities will always be the health and safety of our visitors. For now, our Visitor Center hours are M-F, 10 am – 4 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm with friendly volunteers and staff providing an informative and safe experience.
We will continue to do our best to keep you informed by updating this page regularly. We are currently and will continue to be available to assist visitors with their needs via the live chat function on our website, by phone at 800-648-4523 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to stay in touch by signing up for our e-newsletter to receive direct updates from the Explore Brevard team. We invite you to join us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will be including updates, as well as images of our area to inspire your next visit.
Several campgrounds and recreation sites are open at Pisgah National Forest. Sliding at Sliding Rock is available 7 days a week between 9 am and 8 pm. Some sites remain closed and facilities and services remain limited. For a complete list of trails, roads, and recreation areas that are reopening, click here.
Most trails and areas are now open at DuPont State Recreational Forest. The visitor center, public restrooms, and picnic shelters remain closed.
All trails, campsites, and restrooms are open at Gorges State Park. The visitor center remains closed.
Some areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway are accessible for visitors to enjoy, however a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. Click here to access the real time road closure map for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Cradle of Forestry is open Wed – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. The Discovery Museum and cafe remain closed.