“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Grottoes in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Big Run Watershed

Big Run Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
1. Big Run Watershed Marker
Inscription. Rocky Top, the high ridge to your left, Brown Mt., straight ahead and Loft Mt., behind you, enclose an eleven square mile watershed, the largest in the Park. One inch of rainfall on this area amounts to nearly 200 million gallons. Some of this water flows over the surface into Big Run, but much of it soaks into the ground where it is stored and given up gradually to springs and roots of plants.
Location. 38° 14.813′ N, 78° 41.72′ W. Marker is near Grottoes, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 1 mile NE of Dundo Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Appalachian Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature Without Us, For Us (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shenandoah’s Deer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skyline Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rekindling Nature (approx. 2.8 miles away); Port Republic (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Port Republic (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grottoes.
Categories. Natural Features
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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