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Title Alligator Back & the Bluffs Parking Area
Title Note Negative 8928
Date June 1946
Description View from Alligator Back overlook of the Bluffs parking area from milepost 242.4, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Abbie Rowe.
Commentary The Bluffs is currently known as Doughton Park. Alligator Back overlook currently has a map of the Doughton Park Trail System where the trails vary in lengths and difficulties. Originally known as the Bluffs, Doughton Park was named after Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 242
Parkway Milepost: 242.0
Latitude: 36.423035
Longitude: -81.184575
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Alligator Back (N.C.)
Automobile parking
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Bluff Recreational Area (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway