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Address: Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-963-5911
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Great stop along the BRP

We stopped here along the BRP and walked around the lake and park area. It is very scenic and a great location to take some family photos which is what we did Thanksgiving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Travelin M
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here along the BRP and walked around the lake and park area. It is very scenic and a great location to take some family photos which is what we did Thanksgiving weekend. Although we here in late November, I can see that this would be a great place to hang out in and around the water when it... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very fun 5+ mile loop hike. Definitely a little tricky to follow through the campground, but worth it for the views and varied forest, meadows, etc. Even a waterfall if you care to make a short detoiur.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Lake to fish during Thanksgiving weekend. The mornings were so beautiful. The Lake provided us with a few trout and another big one that got away. Plenty of parking and a trail that goes around the Lake. Plenty of picnic tables line the Lake

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2.3 mile loop trail around Price Lake on October 25th. The weather was perfect. We had not taken this trail in over 20 years and were pleasantly surprised at the improvements in progress. We started the hike south of the campground near the boat rental station. About the first 1/4 mile of the trail now has nicer... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive the Parkway and seek out the Price Park; let the kids play, run freely; cook on the grills and enjoy a family picnic. Bring a group and organize a ball game and a reunion or picnic. Relax for the day and enjoy the setting. It is a special day to spend at Price Park.

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Thank jbc1940
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another place been coming to sense i was born. One of the best parks along the parkway. Lots of trails and spots to cook we enjoy grilling while we are here. Bring your pet and the old football and spend the day.

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Thank Randy H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a great walking trail around this lake and it is worth every minute. It is full of fantastic photo ops.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Julian Price Memorial Park is at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It is located at mile marker 297 on Blue ridge parkway. Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, and camping. The park's seven trails include the Price Lake Loop Trail (2.7... More 

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Tuscumbia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Allow 2-3 hrs for this wonderful hike. Bring a hiking stick as there are places you need a little stabilizing over water and rocks.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We hiked the ~2.4 mile Green Knob Trail on this visit. It was a great hike. It was moderate in difficulty with a decent amount of up and down. It was beautiful walking among the canopy and then moving into the fields nearby.

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