Julian Price Memorial Park

Canoeing and kayaking await at Price Lake

Canoeing and kayaking await at Price Lake

Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway
Blowing Rock, NC

Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the Blue Ridge area, at the base of Grandfather Mountain. If you’re traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, you’ll definitely want to stop! Boosting 3900 acres of picnic spots, campgrounds, hiking trails and nature walks, the park has long been a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Says reviewer Angela: “Kids love playing in the stream that meanders through the picnic area. The park also offers hiking along 7 trails, fishing, canoeing, camping, guided walks and evening campfire programs. The 300-seat amphitheater is used for lectures and talks during the summer months.”

To read in more detail about the various hiking trails Julian Price has to offer (as well as other great spots to stop and hike in the Charlotte, NC area), see her full review at Trekaroo.

Date last visited: July 2009

Distance off the interstate: Directly off the Blue Ridge Parkway (1 hr. 45 min. from I-85 near Charlotte and 1 hr. from I-40 near Brookford)

Hours and Admission Prices: Open to the public 24 hours a day. Free admission. (Camping has a nominal fee.)

Bathrooms: Clean and well lit.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

Phone: Park Campground Kiosk: (828) 963-5911

Directions: Located at Mile Marker 297 of the Blue Ridge Parkway


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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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