Appalachian Trail Histories

The Cove Mountain Shelter in Virginia was built at this site in 1980 by the U.S. Forest Service and volunteers from the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club from materials salvaged from the Marble Spring Shelter, which was removed by the USFS in February 1980. The Marble Spring Shelter was removed because it was located in the newly created James River Face Wilderness area and the Forest Service wanted to remove as many human structures as possible from the wilderness area. The Cove Mountain Shelter is a typical U.S. Forest Service plank sided lean-to.

Collection: Trail Shelters
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