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Julian Price Park

Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-963-5911
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Wilderness beside a paved road

Great hiking, canoeing, camping, picknicking and more right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick F
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
via mobile
Easy hike, beautiful views

We did the 2.3 mile Price Lake loop which takes you around the lake. Pretty flat & easy hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-963-5911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hiking, canoeing, camping, picknicking and more right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots to do and it feels like you are in the wilderness. Close to the lovely village of Blowing Rock.

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 2.3 mile Price Lake loop which takes you around the lake. Pretty flat & easy hike. Might want some hiking shoes but tennis shoes will work as long as it hasn't rained recently. Great views of the lake and surrounding area.

Thank baustin4705
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most unbelievable colors of foliage.......All along the Blue Ridge Pkwy.......great place to stop and picnic

Thank LadyRed829
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A favorite place for hiking, picnics, & leaf peeping. The Boone Fork Trail (parking at Price Park picnic area) is a 5 mile loop that runs along the river (easy to moderate), then loops back up towards the campground (steeper). Trail gets muddy after rain...More

1  Thank demTravels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful venue close to Grand Father Mountain on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Drove up today to catch some of the autumn color but about a week early. Still very beautiful with lots of yellow and red coming in. Still even without autumn foliage, this is...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

My family picnics at Julian Price Park several times a year during the summer. This is one of the best parks on the Parkway! The kids enjoy playing in the creek and while the adults relax in the shade. On crowded weekends, it's best to...More

Thank Spongebob09
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There were 5 of us, ages 8 to 58. We all stuck our feet in the creek and some walked a ways through it and walked across a log over the creek. There are treasure hunt maps for the kids. Nice shady picnic spots. Then...More

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a nice trail around a pretty lake although there is a bit if tough going, most anyone can do this. You can also rent canoes and spend an hour exploring the lake. We came here to walk several times and often the group...More

Thank wocrsc
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We rented a kayak and paddled around this beautiful lake. Canoes are also available. There is also a walking trail around it. We had a great time!

Thank dacmg
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Julian Price Park is a favorite spot for us when visiting Blowing Rock. We always hike one of the more challenging trails and if time permits we also hike the flat more relaxed trail around Price Lake. We love the scenery and often have the...More

1  Thank RayK_houseofheroes
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Tarheel_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The lake is visible and accessible right off the blue ridge parkway. Easy to park and walk to the lake side nearby.
10 July 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are stroller friendly
1 July 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that.

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