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Julian Price Memorial Park (Milepost 295.5)
 
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Julian Price Park is 3900 acres of magnificence and enjoyment. The park provides picnic grounds, campgrounds, rest rooms, nature walks, an amphitheater, hiking trails, trout fishing and boat rental. Julian Price obtained the beautiful forested area in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He planned to use the land as an exceptional vacation refuge for the employees of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company. However, Julian Price's unfortunate death in 1946 postponed the plans. Jefferson Standard donated the land to the National Park Service for public use. Jefferson Standard did request that Boone Fork be dammed to create Price Lake as a memorial for Julian Price. The trails in the park vary in length but all take you through the forests, by the streams and into the meadows of this fertile land.

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