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Parkway boat rental operation reopens

The boat rental operation at Julian Price Lake opened Wednesday for the 2013 season. JEFF EASON PHOTO
The boat rental operation at Julian Price Lake opened Wednesday for the 2013 season. JEFF EASON PHOTO
Published: 8:38 AM, 05/02/2013 Last updated: 8:38 AM, 05/02/2013

Source: The Blowing Rocket

Blue Ridge Parkway Acting Superintendent Monika Mayr has announced that Price Lake Boat Rentals Inc. has been awarded a concession contract for rental of canoes, kayaks and rowboats on Julian Price Lake near Blowing Rock.

This concessions contract will be issued for a term of 10 years.

In addition to boat rentals, the contract requires firewood, beverage and snack sales. For additional information on the award of this contract, contact Laura Nelson, concessions management specialist, at (828) 348-3407.

The Julian Price Lake Boat rental is located next to Julian Price Campground, near the campground amphitheater in Loop A. Julian Price Park is along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a short drive from Boone and Blowing Rock.

Boat rentals are now available daily between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Julian Price Lake is a 47-acre calm water environment suited to learning the basics of canoeing and kayaking. It is located just past Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 297, south of Blowing Rock.

The hourly rate for canoes and rowboats is $13, with kayaks going for $10 an hour.

For more information regarding Price Lake Boat Rentals, contact Addison Williams at (828) 963-2292 or visit

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