Updated August 10, 2022
Watauga County and the town of Boone have lifted their respective mask mandates as of March 7, 2022. Some businesses in the area may still require masks for customers and staff. Face coverings are required in some public spaces, including the health department, on public transportation, and at the jail.
Appalachian State University has lifted face-covering requirements. Learn more here: App State COVID-19 Updates
The Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Memorial Park is open. See their website for hours.
Price Lake Boat Rentals is open. Price Lake Campground is open.
Howard's Knob Park - Open from May 1st - to October 20th. Hours are 8:30 am - 7:30 pm daily.
Hickory Ridge Museum - Open for the season, Tuesday - Saturday.
Horn in the West Outdoor Drama - The last performance of the season is August 13, 2022.
Boone Golf Club - Public golf course is open for the season.
Hawksnest Zipline - Open for ziplining, reservations required.
Sky Valley Zip Tours - Open for ziplining on select days. Make reservations online.
High Gravity Adventures - The adventure park and ziplines are open on select days. Reservations are strongly recommended.
The Turchin Center - The gallery is open to the public. See the website for hours.
The Jones House - Downstairs gallery and restrooms open.
Mystery Hill - Open daily.
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum - Open to the public with free admission, Tuesday through Sunday.
Apple Hill Farm - Open for tours by reservation only.
The Blowing Rock - Open daily, weather permitting.
The Children's Playhouse - Open to the public, reservations required.
Beech Mountain - Open for the summer season - the brewery and mountain biking trails are open Thursday - Sunday.
Sugar Mountain - Summer lift rides and mountain bike park open from July 1 - Sept. 5, Friday - Monday.
Remember to Leave No Trace when recreating outdoors by planning ahead, keeping on designated trails, respecting wildlife, packing out any trash, practicing fire safety, and being respectful of others by social distancing.
Hawksnest Snowtubing - Closed for the season.
Appalachian Ski Mountain - Closed for the season.