Blue Ridge Parkway - Price Lake

Map of TRACK Trail at Price Lake

There are two types of TRACK Trails at Price Lake – hiking and paddling. Enjoy a kayak or canoe trip around a 47-acre mountain lake or enjoy a hike along the water's edge.

The hiking TRACK Trail adventure is for use on a portion of the Price Lake Trail from this trailhead to the beaverdam overlook. The hiking TRACK Trail is a 1 mile walk (2 miles round-trip). The entire Price Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile loop.

The paddling TRACK Trail on Price Lake is 2 miles round-trip if you follow the perimeter of the 47-acre lake. Motorized boats and swimming are not allowed at Price Lake. For your safety, you are required to wear a flotation device.
With more than 4,300 acres, including a small lake, Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, and guided walks. The grounds include 100 picnic sites, with shelters and comfort stations. Canoes and kayaks can be rented seasonally for use on Price Lake, however, motorized boats and swimming are not allowed. You may also bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard. For your safety, you are required to wear a flotation device.

In addition to the TRACK Trail, another fun and exciting program for youth to do on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Junior Ranger program! Become a Junior Ranger by stopping at any visitor center to pick up activity sheets specific to the local area. Complete the activities and promise to help care for and learn about America's National Parks to earn stickers, badges, and patches. Complete all 10 activity sheets for the Parkway and you will receive a special badge designed just for Blue Ridge Parkway Junior Rangers.

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Collectible sticker for Price Lake

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Fishing, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Trail through rhododendron
Trail through rhododendron
Wooden bridge over water
View across the lake
Mountain views beyond lake
Beaver chew
Bench looking out over lake
Thin dirt path along the edge of the lake
Wooden bridge with observation deck
Kids in Parks trailhead sign with brochures

Adventures for Blue Ridge Parkway - Price Lake

Price Lake Hiking Scavenger Hunt brochure

Price Lake's Hiking Scavenger Hunt

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Hike along a portion of the Price Lake Trail and discover what treasures you can find hiding in the forest and along the lake’s edge.
Price Lake Boating Scavenger Hunt brochure

Price Lake's Boating Scavenger Hunt

Trail length:
2.00 miles
History and nature can be found together while exploring Price Lake by boat. Paddle around the perimeter of Price Lake and discover just a few of the stories the lake has to tell. *** Due to water temperature, this brochure will be available April though October. Please be safe.

Bug Out

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The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.

Types of Trees

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It’s easy to get confused with the various types of trees that can be found in the forest. Use this guide to identify and learn about a few of the common types of trees in the area.


3636 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Latitude: 36.138236000000
Longitude: -81.736588000000

Price Lake is located at Milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Julian Price Memorial Park is a 4,300 acre park located on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Grandfather Mountain to the west and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park to the east. 


The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Price Lake TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between The Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Foundation, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. 

There are several other kids activities available on the Blue Ridge Parkway! To find out more, visit the NPS website at