• 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?

Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover sitting on the porch of the Brown House at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park.

In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.