BOONSBORO -- The chestnut logs used to construct the Rocky Run Shelter began to rot after about 60 years, and Maryland Park Service Ranger Tammy McCorkle said the structure was "in really bad shape."
The shelter was revived recently and has reopened after a group of volunteers worked to restore it using recycled material, she said.
The Rocky Run Shelter was dedicated Sunday during a ceremony.
The shelter is in one of six shelter areas along the 41 miles of the Appalachian Trail that run through Maryland where hikers can spend the night. Rocky Run Shelter is about one mile off Reno Monument Road in the Boonsboro area.
McCorkle said the volunteers, a group called the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, also built another shelter near Rocky Run, which fits about 16 hikers. The newly restored Rocky Run Shelter can hold about six people.