Big Meadows Prescribed Burn Planned for October 4
Fire managers plan to conduct a 35-acre prescribed burn in Big Meadows on Oct. 4 IF weather and fuel conditions are right. The burn will be completed in one day and all facilities and the Skyline Drive will remain open. More »
Lewis Peak Fire Fully Contained
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?
Skyland was established by the owners of a bankrupt copper mining company as an attempt to recoup their financial losses. Copper was originally mined at Stony Man and charcoal to fuel the smelter was made on the lower terrace where the conference hall stands today.