Blue Ridge Parkway travelers and neighbors are invited to join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the National Park Service for a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, to celebrate the addition of a new shower facility at Julian Price Campground at milepost 297.
“Julian Price Memorial Park is a central hub of outdoor recreation, and the campground here serves as home base for so many Parkway visitors’ adventures in the North Carolina High Country,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. “We’re so happy to provide this resource to enhance the camping experience.”
The building features six shower stalls for campers at the popular 197-site campground. The addition is a great complement to Julian Price Park Memorial Park, which offers hiking, fishing, an amphitheater, canoe rentals, and more. Mount Pisgah Campground, milepost 408, is the only other campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway to offer showers.
Atriax Group of Hickory, N.C., designed and constructed the shower house in collaboration with the National Park Service. The project is made possible by generous donations from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Community of Stewards and the Anonymous Trust.
Julian Price Memorial Park and neighboring Moses H. Cone Memorial Park comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Reservations for the campground can be made at www.recreation.gov.
Julian Price Campground Ribbon Cutting
When: Tuesday, October 24, 10 a.m.
Where: Julian Price Campground, Loop D, milepost 297, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
What: Ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of new campground shower facility
About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary nonprofit fundraising partner, 501(c)(3), of the Blue Ridge Parkway, helping ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment now and for future generations. The Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1997, the nonprofit has worked with donors to invest more than $12 million in critical projects along the scenic road. For more information, visit brpfoundation.org.