The Best Kayaking Lake In North Carolina Is One You May Never Have Heard Of

If you or someone you know loves to kayak, then a visit to Price Lake in North Carolina definitely belongs on the bucket list. And if you’ve ever traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock or Boone then chances are you’ve driven right over the small dam that impounds Price Like.

(Editor’s note added 9/1/21: It’s worth mentioning here that ahead of Tropical Storm Fred during the last week of August, the valve on the dam to release water from Price Lake so the storm would not cause it to flood was opened and malfunctioned resulting in the lake draining almost completely dry. Officials are working on making repairs. Once repaired, it may take as long as two weeks for the lake to fill back up. If you’re interested in kayaking, you can follow the progress of the lake’s short recovery here.)

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

For as long as the lake is drained and closed to fishing and boating, there will be a notice on the campground’s website. So you can check here for status updates.

Have you ever paddled on Price Lake along the Blue Ridge Parkway? We’d love to see your photos posted to our North Carolina Nature Lovers group on Facebook! If you’re not yet a member of that group, it’s as easy as sending a request!

Address: Julian Price Lake Dam, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA