Julian Price Memorial Park
A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Park is adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and together the two comprise the largest area developed for recreation along the Parkway. Comprising more than 4,300 acres, including a small lake, the Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities for visitors, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and camping.
The grounds include 100 picnic sites, with shelters and comfort stations. A 300-seat amphitheater is used for lectures and talks during the summer months. Canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards can be rented for use on Price Lake.
Julian Price Memorial Park is located at Milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Read our Price Lake Trail Guide for more detailed information about the park's trails.