Millers Pond State Park

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Coordinates: 41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333
Millers Pond State Park
Connecticut State Park
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Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Middlesex
Towns Durham, Haddam
Elevation 577 ft (176 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333
Area 280 acres (113 ha) [2]
Established 1955
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Millers Pond State Park Reserve

Millers Pond State Park is a Connecticut state park in the towns of Durham and Haddam, located off Foothills Road. The park consists of the original 30 acres (12 ha) of pond and 170 acres (69 ha) of woodlands plus additional purchases made by the state. Leisure activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. Millers Pond's principal source of water is large springs that create a body of unpolluted water excellent for trout and smallmouth bass.[3]

History[edit]

Thomas Miller erected the upper dam in 1704 to make a reservoir for his gristmill that was located further downstream. Millers Pond was acquired in 1955 by the State Park and Forest Commission from the heirs of Thomas Macdonough Russell with monies provided in the trust fund of George Dudley Seymour. In succeeding years, the state purchased additional property, completing acquisition of all the land around the pond in 1972.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millers Pond State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding". Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-2. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Millers Pond State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 

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