Work continues on a new shower facility along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The facility was announced earlier this year, and is scheduled to open at Julian Price Park Campground (milepost 297) later this year.
In a Facebook post, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announced that roof is on the six-stall structure.
The new building is possible thanks to donor support, according to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The facility will house six shower stalls for campers at the popular 197-site campground. The addition will be 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 feature showers.
Atriax Group of Hickory, N.C., is handling design and construction in collaboration with the National Park Service.
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.
Photos: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Facebook page