Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland

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Hart-Miller Island State Park
Maryland State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
County Baltimore
Elevation 3 ft (0.9144 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°15′04″N 76°22′37″W / 39.25111°N 76.37694°W / 39.25111; -76.37694Coordinates: 39°15′04″N 76°22′37″W / 39.25111°N 76.37694°W / 39.25111; -76.37694 [1]
Area 244 acres (99 ha) [2]
Established 1977-78 [3]
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Hart-Miller Island State Park

Hart-Miller Island State Park is an island state park in Maryland. It is located in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Middle River. The park is accessible only by boat and features a 3,000-foot (910 m) sandy beach.[4] The area—at the time comprising three islands—Hart, Miller, and Pleasure—with a total land surface of 250 acres (100 ha)—was acquired by the state in the late 1970s. A dike was built joining Hart and Miller islands into Hart Miller Island in 1983, and the subsequent containment area was filled with Baltimore harbor approach dredge material from the Patapsco River over the next 20 years. Pleasure Island was the location of the New Bay Shore amusement park from the late 1940s until it was shut down in the mid-1960s due to excessive storm damage.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Arnold "Butch" Norden. "Hart-Miller Island State Park: Creating a Unique Resource Out of Dredged Material". Maryland DNR. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hart-Miller Island State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 

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