|Trail Head Distance N||11.4 Miles|
|Trail Head Distance S||4.4 Miles|
|Nearest Medical||Johnson City, TN|
<googlemap version="0.9" lat="36.36698" lon="-82.05893" zoom="8" width="270" height="180" type="map" selector="no" controls="small">36.36698, -82.05893, Shelter:Vandeventer </googlemap>
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Basic three-sided concrete block/metal roof shelter with open front and wooden sleeping platform.
Directly on the AT up on Iron Mountain between TN91 and Watauga Dam Road. Nearby are views of Watauga Lake, Pond Mountain, and Roan Highlands.
Bring water. Closest source is 0.5 mile south on blue-blazed side trail. (South on AT for 300 feet, then turn right on blue-blazed trail, and descend steeply to right on old road track 0.2 mile to saddle. Bear right off road track 0.3 mile into hollow, and reach spring.) If NB, then stock up 1.7 miles south of shelter.
- 1992: Shelter painted brown on the outside and tan on the inside.
- 1990: New rafters were installed to support a new roof. Heavy duty corrugated galvanized steel was used for the roof.
- 1961: Built by US Forest Service.
|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.