Julian Price Memorial Park & surrounding areas

Blowing Rock and Boone NC are near and are great mountain towns 🏘 to explore and catch a football game from the Mountaineers!

Julian Price Campground: A Nature Lover’s 😍Paradise in North Carolina

North Carolina is known for its stunning landscapes and scenic beauty, and Julian Price Campground ⛺️ is no exception. Located in the heart ♥️ of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this campground is a nature lover’s paradise and offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We loved this campground.. if nature becomes to much then head into Blowing Rock 🪨 or Boone NC 😊

~Camping is defined as paying a fortune to live like a homeless person

Nestled along the shores of Price Lake, Julian Price Campground is a popular destination for campers, fishermen 🎣, hikers 🥾, and outdoor enthusiasts. I did not bring my fishing pole but I will next time. With its picturesque views of the surrounding mountains this campground is a photographer’s camera 📸 dream come true. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a beginner, Julian Price Campground has something for everyone. ***What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!***

One of the highlights of Julian Price Campground is its location. It is situated within the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most famous scenic drives 🚗 . The Blue Ridge spans over 469 miles but in my opinion the section between Asheville and Blowing Rock NC is the most scenic 🔭and breathtaking to explore. This means that you’ll be surrounded by stunning views and natural beauty throughout your drive and stay. Whether you’re driving, hiking, driving or simply relaxing 😎, you’ll be able to take in the breathtaking views and immerse yourself in nature.

***Why don’t oysters share their pearls? Because they’re shellfish!***

Linville Falls just a short drive and hike from the campgrounds

In addition to its stunning location, Julian Price Campground also offers a variety of activities for visitors. From fishing and boating on Price Lake, to hiking and exploring the surrounding forests (we drove down the road to Linville Falls), a quick trip into Blowing Rock NC, Grandfather mountain spark and suspension bridge 🌉there’s never a shortage of things to do.

One of the most popular trails in the area is the Boone Fork Trail, a 5.5-mile hike that takes you through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Below is pictures from our hike to Linville Falls

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In terms of camping facilities, Julian Price Campground offers a variety of options to suit different needs and preferences. From traditional tent camping to RV sites. The campground also offers amenities such as showers, toilets, and picnic areas, making it an ideal choice for families and groups.

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The campfire is the most important part of camping. It’s far more than just a source of heat or light, it’s the heart of a campsite


  1. Hiking: The park offers over 25 miles of hiking trails, including the popular Price Lake Loop Trail and the challenging Boone Fork Trail.
  2. Fishing: Price Lake is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish including trout and bass.
  3. Camping: The park has two campgrounds, one of which is open year-round. Both campgrounds have restrooms and showers. One of the parks in located on Lake Price and the other is across the road.
  4. Picnicking: There are several picnic areas throughout the park, including one at Price Lake with tables and grills.
  5. Canoeing and kayaking: Price Lake is a great place for canoeing and kayaking, with rentals available at the park’s concession stand.
  6. Wildlife viewing: The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, white-tailed deer, and a variety of bird species.
  7. Scenic drives: The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the park, offering beautiful views and access to other nearby attractions like Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls.
  8. Photography: The park is known for its stunning natural beauty, making it a great place for photography.
  9. Horseback riding: The park offers horseback riding trails, as well as a horse campground for overnight stays.
  10. Skiing and snowboarding: In the winter, nearby ski resorts like Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain offer skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
  11. Visiting nearby attractions: There are many nearby attractions to visit, including the charming town of Blowing Rock, the historic Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and the scenic Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.
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Our thoughts 💭 Julian Price Memorial Park

The Smokey mountains are a magical place and Julian Price Memorial park is a diamond 💎 within this paradise. We loved the park and would go back. Although the park is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we did not find the traffic noise was annoying nor noticeable. One can be as lazy or busy as you wish and we offer this campground a Two 👍 thumbs up. 😃

“Life is better by the camp fire”

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