Shelter:Stan Murray

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Shelter Stan Murray
Capacity 6 People
Privy No
Trail Head Distance N 10.4 Miles
Trail Head Distance S 3.3 Miles
Elevation 5,050 Feet
Latitude {{#lat_deg2dms: 36.112362}}
Longitude {{#long_deg2dms: -82.065734}}
Nearest Medical Elizabethton, TN
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A wood plank structure. Previously known as the Roan Highlands Shelter, it was renamed to honor Stan Murray - long time TEHCC leader, ATC board member and founder of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.


On the north slope of Grassy Ridge in Low Gap, 3.3 miles from Carver's Gap towards US19E.


Water is found 100 yards from the shelter on a blue blaze trail.

Maintenance History[edit]

  • Oct 2017: Major rehab event - raised back of shelter to level sleeping platform, made new sleeping platform, sealed under platform to reduce trash, repaired rafters, installed metal roof, replaced some battens, painted both inside and outside, and stiffened picnic table.
  • Oct 2000: Inside painted to cover up graffiti.
  • 1995: Renamed from Roan Highlands Shelter to Stan Murray Shelter.
  • 1994: Installed picnic table, painted shelter.
  • 1993: Extended roof and sides, added gutters front and rear, repaired hole in floor, reinforced floor in front.
  • 1977: Built by the United States Forest Service.

Photo Gallery[edit]

Shelter name Section Trail distance from Damascus
Abingdon Gap Shelter US421 to Damascus 10.2
McQueens Knob Shelter (emergency shelter) US421 to Damascus 11.7
Double Springs Shelter TN91 to US421 18.5
Iron Mountain Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 26.1
Vandeventer Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 32.9
Watauga Lake Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 40.1
Laurel Fork Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 48.7
Moreland Gap Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 57.3
Mountaineer Falls Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 66.9
Overmountain Shelter (Yellow Mountain Barn) Carver's Gap to US19E 84.9
Stan Murray Shelter Carver's Gap to US19E 86.8
Roan High Knob Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 92.0
Clyde Smith Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 100.5
Cherry Gap Shelter Indian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain Gap 109.6
Curley Maple Gap Shelter Nolichucky River to Indian Grave Gap 122.4
No Business Knob Shelter Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River 132.9

Per the 2016 AT Data Book.