Blue Ridge Parkway | RAKES MILL POND (MP 162.4)

Rakes Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Rakes Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Jarman Rakes ran a grist mill near this location on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the early 1800s. To promote his business, he dammed the creek and allowed customers to fish for brook trout while they waited to have their corn and wheat ground. While the mill no longer exists, the dam and pond are still here and can be enjoyed from an observation deck next to the dam.

Dam at Rakes Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Dam at Rakes Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Last updated on December 5, 2023
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