Peaks of Otter
|Peaks of Otter|
Abbot Lake and Sharp Top in winter
|Elevation||Sharp Top 3,862 feet (1,177 m)
Flat Top 3,994 feet (1,217 m)
Harkening Hill 3,372 feet (1,028 m)
|Location||Bedford / Botetourt counties, Virginia, U.S.|
|Range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Age of rock||Precambrian|
Sharp Top 3,862 feet (1,177 m) Flat Top 3,994 feet (1,217 m)and Harkening Hill 3,372 feet (1,028 m).
Manmade Abbott Lake lies in the valley between the three peaks, behind the Peaks of Otter Lodge and restaurant. The National Park Service preserves the peaks and lake as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "the mountains of the Blue Ridge, and of these the Peaks of Otter, are thought to be of a greater height, measured from their base, than any others in our country, and perhaps in North America." Of course this later turned out not to be the case, but not before Virginia had sent stones from the peaks to be its part of the Washington Monument.
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