Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Bass Lake - Upper End (Water lilies)
Date July 13, 1947
Description Photograph shows water lilies on Bass Lake, located on the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park near mile post 295 in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Sam P. Weems on July 13, 1947.
Commentary Water features were very common throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway. Many were open for swimming and even had recreational parks designed around them, such as the Peaks of Otter.
Location Location Name: Bass Lake
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.1409622
Longitude: -81.6817727
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Bass Lake (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Recreational areas
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway