Big Foot Beach State Park

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Coordinates: 42°34′8″N 88°25′36″W / 42.56889°N 88.42667°W / 42.56889; -88.42667
Big Foot Beach State Park
Wisconsin State Park
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The manicured grounds of Big Foot Beach State Park.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Walworth
Location Lake Geneva
 - coordinates 42°34′8″N 88°25′36″W / 42.56889°N 88.42667°W / 42.56889; -88.42667
Area 272 acres (110 ha)
Founded 1949
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Big Foot Beach State Park in Wisconsin
Website: Big Foot Beach State Park

Big Foot Beach State Park is a state park of Wisconsin, United States, on Geneva Lake. The park is used primarily for swimming, camping, and fishing.

The beach and park are named for Chief Big Foot (a translation from the Potawatomi Maumksuck (Mmangzed), also known in French as Gros Pied), an early Potawatomi leader in the area until forcibly relocated in 1836. Big Foot Lake was the original English name of Geneva Lake.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Foot High School FAQ". Big Foot High School. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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