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Address: Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC

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Julian Price Park offers a great place to camp, picnic and especially hike. The two mile trail around the lake is fairly easy with many scenic views. There are also other trails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Julian Price Park offers a great place to camp, picnic and especially hike. The two mile trail around the lake is fairly easy with many scenic views. There are also other trails in the park system that offer a bit more strenuous level of hiking. This loop trail can be started either at the main lake pull off or near... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What is not to enjoy on the Blue Ridge PW, in any season...don't be in a hurry. If you forget and exceed 35mph you'll make an unplanned contribution.

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Easy parking and hike around the Julian Price Lake. Very level trail and fun to go through the woods and see the camp sites etc.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

During fall foliage times, the trails can be crowded and parking impossible! Come during the week and take your time. Bring your best 4-legged friend (on leash). Amble around and let the trails bring you surprises.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Scenery is awesome, flat land to walk around lake. Boat rentals, fishing docks free. Nice area to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Highly recommend spending a few hours on the lake during a trip to blowing rock. It's a short drive from town. My family rented a couple of kayaks and we spent some time gently cruising. The gear for hire is typical rental equipment but is great for the price. Highly recommended

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Julian Price Memorial Park and Price Lake is right on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 297. This is a haven for relaxation and recreation, including boating, kayaking, hiking, picnicking and fishing.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We first stumbled on the lake, and rented kayaks ($10 hour for single, $13 hour double). Had a wonderful time. Returned to the picnic area to park and hike to the Hebron Rock Colony. This was as hard a hike as I like, my three teenagers agreed that it was just right, not too hard, not too easy. We crossed... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were traveling and stopped only to take some pictures. It was very peaceful. There were some people fishing and kayaking while we were there.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Restroom facilities are available as well as picnic tables. Bring your own food. None is available for sale.

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Address: Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock

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