TRAVEL DAY - 25.4 milesOTTER CREEK CAMPGROUND
PEAKS OF OTTER CAMPGROUND
While we were at Otter Creek Campground we finally got some decent weather. On Friday morning we took advantage of a clear day and got out to see a man-made waterfall at the dam on Otter Lake. It is mainly fed by Otter Creek, the same creek that two miles upstream runs right past our campsite. Here are a few photos we took that morning!
Right after we visited Otter Lake we traveled another mile down the Parkway to check out the James River Visitor Center. We saw they had a short trail that crosses the James River to an historic canal lock. It was one of nearly a hundred locks that were built in the 1800s to allow small boats to travel up and down the James River when water levels were much lower, which created shallow rapids all along the river. Here is a slideshow of the trail!
THE JAMES RIVER CANAL LOCK TRAIL
Well that's enough for today! Tomorrow we are going to check out the .9 mile long Otter Lake Loop Trail. It's supposed to be a 45 minute walk, we'll see how long it takes us, weather permitting of course.
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