This campground has 129 tent and 68 RV sites and those on Loop “A” are located near Price Lake.
Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at www.RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. One back-country campsite requiring a hike is available, and a permit must be obtained from the campground during season.
For more information, call 828-963-5911 or 828-295-7591. During the summer, rangers present programs on various topics at the amphitheater located in the campground.
Area hikes include: Green Knob, Boone Fork, Price Lake, Gwyn Memorial and Tanawha Trails.
Julian Price Park, at 4200 acres, is one of the Parkway’s most popular parks. The park provides picnic grounds, the largest campground on the Parkway, rest rooms, nature walks, an amphitheater, over ten miles of hiking trails, trout fishing and boat rentals. The trails in the park vary in length but all take you through the forests, by the streams and into the meadows of this fertile land.
Julian Price obtained the beautiful forested area in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He planned to use the land as an exceptional vacation refuge for the employees of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company. However, Julian Price’s unfortunate death in 1946 postponed the plans. Jefferson Standard donated the land to the National Park Service for public use. Jefferson Standard did request that Boone Fork be dammed to create Price Lake as a memorial for Julian Price.
The large picnic area has over 100 sites and is very popular with visitors to the park. The tough Boone Fork Trail can be accessed from the picnic area. Price Campground has 129 tent sites as well as 68 RV sites and is the largest campground along the Parkway. A few sites are even on Price Lake. The “A Loop” of the campground has been called the “premier place to pitch a tent along the Parkway”. The Price Lake Loop Trail runs through the middle of the campground that is located near Price Lake.