Julian Price Park
Julian Price Park is 3900 acres of magnificence and enjoyment. The park provides picnic grounds, campgrounds, rest rooms, nature walks, an amphitheater, hiking trails, trout fishing and boat rental. Julian Price obtained the beautiful forested area in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He planned to use the land as an exceptional vacation refuge for the employees of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company. However, Julian Price's unfortunate death in 1946 postponed the plans. Jefferson Standard donated the land to the National Park Service for public use. Jefferson Standard did request that Boone Fork be dammed to create Price Lake as a memorial for Julian Price. The trails in the park vary in length but all take you through the forests, by the streams and into the meadows of this fertile land.
OverviewLocated along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in the lush green expanses of North Carolina, the Julian Price Campground is a top destination for boating, hiking, fishing and more. Whether it's for a family camping excursion or a peaceful getaway, this campground has something for everyone.
Julian Price Campground is adjacent to Price Lake, a pristine body of water that sparkles against the backdrop of rolling Carolina hills.
Canoe rentals are available at Price Lake, and other types of non-motorized boats are permitted. Fishing is also available at the lake, with a dock provided.
Julian Price Campground combines the traditional great outdoors experience with the modern conveniences of flush toilets and drinking water. Both RV and tent sites are available, and provided picnic areas are perfect for barbecues or late-night marshmallow roasting.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, located just 20 minutes away on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers fine dining, shopping and more.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Asheville, North Carolina, go north on Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 297.
Mailing Address:JULIAN PRICE (BLUE RIDGE PKWY)
5580 Shulls Mill Road
Blowing Rock NC 28605
Phone Number:Project Office:(828)963-5911