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Peaks of Otter


Peaks of Otter

  The Peaks of Otter - Sharp Top, Flat   Top, and Harkening Hill - have   dominated the view in this region of   Virginia for centuries, first attracting the   attention of Native Americans who saw   the area as a rich hunting ground.   Famous naturalists and such notable   historic figures as Thomas Jefferson and   Robert E. Lee wrote about or visited the   Peaks of Otter during their lives.



PEAKS OF OTTER VISITOR CENTER         540-586-4496        

540-586-4357 (Rangers)
85919 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, VA  24523

DIRECTIONS: Junction of Highway 43 and Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 86.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible spaces.

ENTRANCE:  Front of visitor center.  Ramp provided.  Entry doors, 36 in. wide, easily open in and out with pull and push plate handle located 36 in. above floor.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located in visitor center breezeway.  Doors  36 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening in and handrails.  11 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 34 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

For guests with hearing disabilities, written scripts and Assistive Listening System are available. 

For guests with mobility disabilities, there is accessible seating for audiovisual presentations and documents in large print on non-glossy surface. 



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