Mountain Streams in the Camp - Rapidan Camp - Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 38° 29.426 W 078° 25.193
17S E 725027 N 4263386
Quick Description: This marker is located at Rapidan Camp, in a remote area of Shenandoah National Park in Marshall County, Virginia and is accessible by walking a 2.1 Mile fire road near the Big Meadows Developed Area of Skyline Drive.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 3:27:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNHB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This marker is located at Rapidan Camp, the former presidential camp that was occupied during the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1929-32 that was later occupied by Shenandoah National Park in 1935. A majority of the camp's buildings were razed in 1959 and the last president to camp here was President Carter in the late 1970's.

Visiting Rapidan requires a near two mile hike via a fire road from the Big Meadows developed area in the central district of Shenandoah National Park. Today, upon park scheduling, there are displays and interpretations within The Brown House as well as The Prime Minister’s Cabin. The Creel is currently utilized by volunteers working the exhibits.

Marker Text Reads:
Hemlock Run, the small artificial stream that
flowed through the cabin area was created by
a small diversion dam. This dam was built up-
stream from the cabin area across Laurel
Prong. Laurel Prong and Mill Prong join just
below the President’s Cabin to form the Rap-
idan River which is a tributary of the Rappa-
hannock River which flows southeast into the
Chesapeake Bay.
Group that erected the marker: National Park Service

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Rapidan Road
Syria, VA

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