The National Park Service has announced a process to find businesses interested in taking over the concessions facilities on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the result of the historic companies that have managed these facilities for years bowing out of renewing their contracts. The locations up for contract are Otter Creek, the Peaks of Otter, Rocky Knob, and Doughton Park. If there are no takers for these business opportunities all these facilities loved by visitors for 50 years or more will be closed.
Here is a link to an article about the process: