Note: August 20, 2021 — Price Lake is closed due to damage to the dam caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred. Fishing, boating, and other activities in the lake are prohibited until further notice. The campground and hiking trails in the area remain open.
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
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).
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.
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.
Last updated: August 24, 2021