The camping experience at Julian Price Park Campground is going to get even better this year with the addition of a new shower facility. Thanks to donor support for the project, the new building will open later this summer at the popular campground at milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
The building 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.