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Julian Price Park

Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-963-5911
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Best place on the Parkway!

My family picnics at Julian Price Park several times a year during the summer. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylorsville, North Carolina
via mobile
Nice outdoor adventure

There were 5 of us, ages 8 to 58. We all stuck our feet in the creek and some walked a ways... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen L
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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

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RayK_houseofheroes
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have often camped at Julian Price campground, even arriving late in the evening, and have always found an open campsite; although weekends in July & August are supposed to be busy. The lake is pretty to paddle around in a rented canoe, and the...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

First, it's free... it's a 2.3 mile loop to walk around the lake. Nice trail, not paved. Beautiful lake setting to rent canoes or kayaks in (reasonably priced). Camp sites available and bathrooms. Fantastic park if you're an out of towner looking for some outdoors...More

Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great park with wonderful hiking trails. Boone Fork Trail is a challenging hike with outstanding diversity & variation in scenery and terrain. We loved this 3 hour hiking loop.

Thank 157mandyf
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This beautiful park of over 4,300 acres is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is administered by the National Park Service. It is just south of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. These two areas together are the largest developed area set aside for public...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Our walk around the lake was peaceful and beautiful. There were horses and ducks and swans and fish. It was a nice, level surface walk to take in the mountain scenery.

Thank Jennifer-from-GA
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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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