Julian Price Park - Milepost 297

Sunset at Price Lake at Julian Price Memorial Park
Price Lake is popular for hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

Jim Ruff photo

Julian Price Memorial Park is named after its former owner, insurance giant Julian Price. Price bought the 4,200 acres as a recreational retreat for his employees; after his untimely death in 1946, his heirs donated the land to the parkway as a memorial. Now, Price Park is a popular parkway destination, with plenty of opportunities to hike, fish canoe, camp, and picnic.

At a Glance

  • Hiking trails
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Campground
  • Picnic area

Points of Interest:

Price Lake: Visitors can enjoy 47-acre Price Lake is several ways: kayaking and canoeing, fishing, hiking around the edge, or driving across the dam. Visit Price Park Boat Rentals to rent a boat or canoe (not Parkway-affiliated).

Julian Price Memorial Park does not have a visitor center. In season, the closest visitor center is Moses Cone Memorial Park, 3 miles north along the parkway.

Sleeping and Eating:

Julian Price Park Campground: Spend a night under the stars at this 197-site campground. See the camping page for more details. Campground is open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.

Julian Price Park Picnic Area: Brown-bag it and grab a table at the 100-site picnic area. The picnic area is open year-round, although comfort stations are closed in the winter. When you visit Price Park, we ask that you Leave No Trace.

Things to Do:

Hike a Trail: Hike an easy or moderately-strenuous loop trail or catch part of the Mountains-to-Sea or Tanawha through trails. See the Price Park hiking trails page for more information.

Canoe Price Lake: Grab a paddle and kayak, canoe, or boat on the peaceful waters of Price Lake. Visit Price Park Boat Rentals to rent a boat or canoe (not parkway-affiliated).

Catch a Fish: Price Lake is open to fishing for anyone with a valid Virginia or North Carolina fishing license. Please see our fishing page for more information.

Last updated: October 18, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


828 348-3400

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