• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Lewis Peak Fire Fully Contained

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Date: May 4, 2007
Contact: Barb Stewart, 434-220-9065

The Lewis Peak Fire in Shenandoah National Park is 100% contained. Some firefighters will remain for a few days to mop up and monitor the fire. The burn area, measured using GPS technology, is 215 acres.

Trails in the vicinity will remain closed. Effected trails include: Rocky Top, Austin Mountain and Lewis Peak. For current trail status call 540-999-3500.

The lightning caused fire was reported to the park Tuesday afternoon at 1:14 pm. It is located within Shenandoah National Park near Grottoes, Virginia.

Did You Know?

o	The leathery grape fern, one of the rare plants in Big Meadows, has a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases.

Shenandoah National Park has 431 rare plant populations representing 66 rare plant species. The highest concentration of these is in the park’s Big Meadows area