Lewis Mountain Campground, Boulder Fountains
“Located south along the drive from Big Meadows, Lewis Mountain Development Area sits on a plateau approximately 3,400 feet above sea level east of Lewis Mountain and consists of a picnic grounds, lodge and eight cabins (having 15 overnight units), and a campground, 30 sites for tents or trailers, a picnic area, a camp store, and two comfort stations…
Lewis Mountain’s facilities were built to accommodate African American visitors during the period of racial segregation that marked Depression-era Virginia. The developed area opened in the summer of 1939 but closed in 1942 for the duration of WWII. Desegregated after the war, Lewis Mountain reopened in 1946.” (http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/)
Many of the facilities still remaining at Lewis Mountain Campground were built by the CCC, including: roads and trails, cabins, stone walls, comfort stations, boulder fountains, picnic grounds and more.
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