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great place to relax

this is a great place to eat lunch and relax after lunch and have fun walking around the lake and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Always Enjoy JJP

Always a favorite - enjoy hiking here - trails are no challenging but provide a good workout. Easy... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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All reviews boone fork trail picnic area mile loop lake trail beautiful lake rent canoes plenty of picnic tables wear good hiking shoes tree roots easy hike worth the effort nice hike fall foliage great stop great hiking blue ridge campground
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great place to eat lunch and relax after lunch and have fun walking around the lake and traveling down the parkway

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rodgerk943
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a favorite - enjoy hiking here - trails are no challenging but provide a good workout. Easy to get to off the Parkway.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbrooksws
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small park along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Julian Price Park has a lake, camping area, and hiking trails. Boating (canoes and row boats) is available during certain times of the year. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs, enjoy a picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunshine820889
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Main entertainment (besides eating) on trip with brother to visit his student son was a hike on a BRP trail. Other nephew recommended Hebron Falls at Boone Fork Trail in the Julian Price Park. After stops for flu shot and haircut, I downloaded the All...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We hiked around the Price Lake Trail and it’s a fun and retry hike. It had rained the day before so it was pretty wet and muddy but the hike was worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janetrW7614FP
Reviewed October 14, 2018

What a beautiful stop! The lake is gorgeous and a picturesque place to stop and take pictures. Be sure to cross over to the other side of the lake to observe the dam. It is breathtaking! It is also a great place to rent kayaks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb J
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Try not to miss experiencing this gorgeous lake located on the Parkway a couple miles south of Blowing Rock. Kayak and canoe rentals available. Hike around the lake (sturdy shoes needed) which takes about an hour. There are several parking access points to the lake....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We started out from a parking lot which crosses a bridge. This is not for beginners and you should be intermediates with hiking boots and a walking stick. Lots of rocks and roots which traverses up and down and follows a stream which you cross...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank bsorge
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Julian Price Park is one of my favorite places. I spent many days here as a child and it is still one of my favorite places to visit when I'm homesick and want the North Carolina mountains to nourish my soul until I can come...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lmframe
Reviewed August 16, 2018

What a great place to make memories! We came here specifically to hike the BFT, which I'll get to in a sec. The other parts of the park that we drove and walked through looked fantastic and I'd love to come back to experience more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank HawaiianHercules
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Dawn D
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Dave V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking area at Price Lake where you can see the lake. You can also visit the Moses Cone Craft Center, which is close by. It is a beautiful place and was part of the Moses Cone Manor. The manor has a very... More
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are stroller friendly