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Travel Information from Explore Brevard

(Updated February 24)


North Carolina COVID-19 Easing of Restrictions

Governor Cooper has announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in Executive Order 195. Safety protocols such as masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing continue to be important as people adjust to the new order. The number of people who may gather indoors has increased from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and amusement parks, will now be open for patrons indoors as they adhere to new occupancy restrictions. Many businesses, venues, and arenas will have increased occupancy both indoors and outdoors. 


Curbside Pickup Zones & Public Dining

Click here to view Transylvania County’s restaurant operational hours and COVID updates. 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. View current allocations here


Explore Responsibly and Leave It Better

Know that our tourism partners are working diligently so they can provide a safe and socially responsible experience to visitors of Transylvania County. As you make your way to our spot, we ask that all visitors Explore Responsibly.

In addition to Exploring Responsibly, we ask that visitors join us in our Leave It Better initiative. By following these principles, you are actively helping to reduce the negative impacts on nature, our community, and wildlife. 









Count On Me NC

Count On Me NC is a public health initiative that empowers visitors, guests, and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Count On Me NC businesses have taken additional training and implemented new procedures in light of COVID-19. You can help create a safer, healthier environment in Brevard and Transylvania County by following a few guidelines and participating in the Count On Me pledge.


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 by phone at 800-648-4523 or by emailing 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.


Public Lands

Several campgrounds and recreation sites are open at Pisgah National Forest. 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. Portable toilets are available. 

All trails, campsites, and restrooms are open at Gorges State Park. The visitor center is open, but the exhibit area, classroom, and auditorium remain closed.

To access a real-time road open/close status for the Blue Ridge Parkway, click here