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Title Wall construction Bear Den Parking Overlook
Date May 7, 1938
Description Photograph shows worker constructing a stone wall at the Bear Den parking overlook. Taken by "LMH" on May 7, 1938, at Milepost 323.1, Station 307, Section 2K.
Commentary Bear Den (elevation 3359 feet) is one of many overlooks throughout the parkway. The overlooks had to be constructed in spots that would provide a great view while having sufficient room for parking. Parking areas were also necessary for visitors who wished to leave their cars and explore the walking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Bear Den Campground
Parkway Milepost: 323.0
Latitude: 35.8884592
Longitude: -81.980112
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Bear Den (N.C.)
McDowell County (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway