Thunder Ridge Shelter, Appalachian Ridge/GWNF Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eagle1977
N 37° 31.638 W 079° 30.238
17S E 632190 N 4154421
Quick Description: A wonderful shelter just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Peaks of Otter and Petite's Gap. Great for through hikers or weekend getaways.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 1:28:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMG299
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 5

Long Description:
Just southeast of the Blue Ridge Parkway and not far from where the AT crosses the seasonally busy road is Thunder Ridge Shelter. A reliable spring is nearby and a modest privy is downhill. There is usually plenty of firewood and space for tent camping.

This was perennially a favorite camping spot for my Boy Scout troop in the 80s and 90s (Troop 10 of Lynchburg, VA). It is a very short hike up to the Thunder Ridge Overlook where I've seen ice and snow in October.
Number of tent spaces: Four or more

Access to Campsite: Parking nearby, accessible by foot

Special Features:
Amazing views, solid shelter and a mecca for AT hikers and weekend campers.


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