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Julian Price Campgrounds to Host the 1st Annual Blue Ridge Parkway Camp and Naturalist Day August 3-5

July 16, 2012. The 1st Annual Blue Ridge Parkway Family Camp and Naturalist Day is August 3-5 at Julian Price campground, Milepost 297. All programs are free and open to the public. Volunteer opportunities will be available.


 Schedule of Events:

August 3

12 p.m. – Begin Check-In to Campsites

Price Park Campground


7 p.m. – Welcome and Overview

Price Park Amphitheater


7:15 p.m. – Martin Laurel Band

Price Park Amphitheater


August 4 – Naturalist Day

8 a.m. – Beginning Birding Hike

Meet at Price Park Picnic Area


9 a.m. – Basic Nature Photography

With Professional: J. Shaffer

Meet at Amphitheater


10 a.m. – Park Smartz Trivia

Price Park Amphitheater


11 a.m. – Don’t Get Burned: Wildland Fire

Price Park Picnic Area


12 p.m. – Picnic with a Ranger

Price Park Picnic Area


1 p.m. – Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfowl

Price Park Amphitheater


2 p.m. – Alphabet Nature Hike

Meet at Amphitheater

3 p.m. – Lost in the Woods? Hug a Tree!

Price Park Amphitheater


4 p.m. – Storytelling with Doyle Pace

Price Park Amphitheater


8 p.m. – Creatures of the Night Hike

Meet at Amphitheater


9:15 p.m. – Star Party with the Greensboro

Astronomy Club

Price Park Picnic Area


August 5th

11 a.m. – Check Out of Campsites


There is free camping on August 3 and 4 to the first 20 families to register. The free camping will be for tent sites only.

Call 828-963-5911 to make a reservation. Reservations must be made by July 31 and you must be over 21 to make a reservation.