Battell Shelter, 2023
Battell Shelter, 2023

In July 1967, work parties from the Tamarack Farm and Wilderness Camp in Plymouth Union Vermont began work building a new shelter, on the site of the previous Battell Shelter.  Part of a work service project in cooperation with the Green Mountain National Forest, supplies provided by the US Forest Service were airlifted in, where camp counselors supervised campers in the construction.  Section volunteers would return to complete this typical wood-frame shelter.

Initially, a seasonal caretaker was placed there to educate and assist hikers, and a fee was charged for overnight use. Being a high elevation site, water could be had from a small spring 100 ft. to the east, woodfires were prohibited, and tenting was limited.

Battell Shelter, 2020
Battell Shelter, 2020

Long Trail Guide Book — 24th Edition, 1996

Long Trai News, November 1967