Price Memorial Park Picnic Area

Map of TRACK Trail at Price Memorial Park Picnic Area

The Julian Price Memorial Park Picnic Area TRACK Trail adventures are for use on a portion of the Boone Fork trail from the bridge by the restrooms to the rock overhang. The TRACK Trail portion of the Boone Fork Trail is a kid-friendly 0.7 mile walk (1.4 miles round-trip).

The first section of the TRACK Trail is wide and flat through an open field and forest with nice views of the creek. The last 1/3 of the trail winds through a dense forest; during rainy periods this section may become muddy. The entire Boone Fork Trail is a 5 mile loop and includes several strenuous sections that may not be suitable for young children. 

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 Memorial Park Picnic Area

Location Details

Recreational Features: Camping, Picnic Tables, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Green banks of the creek
Bed of ferns
Gravel path through meadow
Rocky path surrounded by rhododendron
Large overhanging boulder
Bumblebee on a flower
Fan clubmoss

Adventures for Price Memorial Park Picnic Area

Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure
Hiking

Price Picnic Birds of the Blue Ridge

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Flower Power brochure
Hiking

Price Picnic Flower Power

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Price Picnic Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Price Memorial Park Picnic Area Scavenger Hunt brochure
Hiking

Price Picnic Scavenger Hunt

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
Julian Price Memorial Park offers a unique combination of open fields, dense forest, and water, creating a great habitat for various plants and animals. Follow along the Boone Fork Trail and discover just a few of the stories this park has to tell. 

Directions

3636 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Latitude: 36.139653000000
Longitude: -81.727413000000

The Price Memorial Park Picnic Area is located at milepost 396.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 10 minutes west of downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. From downtown Blowing Rock, follow on US 221 South for 1/2 miles. Turn right on 1552 (Shulls Mills Road) and continue on the Blue Ridge Parkway (south) for 2.5 miles. Parking lot will be on your right (north). 

Partners

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 Memorial Park Picnic Area TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership between The National Park Service, The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock, the Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. 

There are several other activities available on the Blue Ridge Parkway! To find out more, visit the NPS website at http://www.nps.gov/blri/forkids/index.htm