Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set aside for public recreation on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Price Park is a haven for relaxation and recreation with the 47-acre Price Lake as its focal point. Visitors enjoy one of the most popular and largest picnic areas on the Parkway, along with camping, boating and fishing on Price Lake, and ample opportunities to explore the mountains on hiking trails.
The Tanawha Trail, perhaps the crowning achievement of all Parkway trails, stretches 13.5 miles from Price Park to Beacon Heights, paralleling the Parkway and rising along the slopes of Grandfather Mountain. See area map
What to Do
- Rent a boat or canoe to glide through natural beauty or try your luck fishing at Price Lake - open seasonally
- Picnic and take your choice of more than 100 picnic sites - restrooms open seasonally
- Camp under the stars at the Parkway’s largest campground - open seasonally
- Enjoy a variety of nature walks and hiking trails
- Enjoy seasonal interpretive programs at a 300-seat amphitheater, guided walks and evening campfire programs
- restrooms are wheelchair accessible with assistance
- picnic area is wheelchair accessible with assistance
- campground is wheelchair accessible with assistance
- interpretive programs are wheelchair accessible