Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area

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Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area
Mount Pleasant, Virginia
A view of Mount Pleasant from the Scenic Area
Map showing the location of Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area
Map showing the location of Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area
Location Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Nearest city Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°45′30″N 79°10′00″W / 37.75833°N 79.16667°W / 37.75833; -79.16667Coordinates: 37°45′30″N 79°10′00″W / 37.75833°N 79.16667°W / 37.75833; -79.16667
Area 7,580 acres (30.7 km2)
Established 2009
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area is a federally designated National Scenic Area within George Washington National Forest in Virginia, USA, to the north of Lynchburg. The 7,580-acre (3,070 ha) scenic area is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. The scenic area includes a portion of the Appalachian Trail as it crosses Mount Pleasant (4,071 feet (1,241 m)) and Pompey Mountain (4,032 feet (1,229 m)). The area was designated a scenic area as an alternative to federal wilderness designation.[1]

The National Scenic Area was established in 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Scenic Areas Near and Far—A Path for the High Country?". High Country Press. July 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012.