Fairview-Riverside State Park

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Fairview-Riverside State Park
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Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks on Fairview-Riverside State Park
Map showing the location of Fairview-Riverside State Park
Map showing the location of Fairview-Riverside State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 30°24′32″N 90°08′26″W / 30.408796°N 90.1404616°W / 30.408796; -90.1404616Coordinates: 30°24′32″N 90°08′26″W / 30.408796°N 90.1404616°W / 30.408796; -90.1404616[1]
Area 98 acres (0.40 km2; 0.153 sq mi)[2]
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/istb.aspx

Fairview-Riverside State Park is a tourist attraction 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Madisonville, Louisiana. Its 99 acres (400,000 m2) is set along the banks of the Tchefuncte River. Within the park is the Otis House Museum, built during the 1830s, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Visitors go to Fairview-Riverside to camp, and for water sports and fishing. The park has 100 campsites. The park has a short nature trail and boardwalk which reveals forested wetlands along the Tchefuncte River.[1] The park was featured in the 8th season of The Amazing Race.

Otis house[edit]

The Frank Otis House.

Situated on Fairview-Riverside state park, The Otis House, built in the 1880s, was the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay.[1] It was purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis to use as his summer home. Upon his death in 1962, Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors.[1] The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1] The house closed for renovations in late 2010 and reopened in October 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Fairview-Riverside State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ DeHaan, Vici (April 1996). State Parks of the South: America's Historic Paradise : A Guide to Camping, Fishing, Hiking, & Sightseeing. Johnson Books. p. 192. ISBN 978-1-55566-167-0. 
  3. ^ Mathews, Kenneth. "Otis House Museum in Madisonville reopens after renovations". nola.com. NOLA Media Group. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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