Sand Bridge State Park

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Sand Bridge State Park
Pennsylvania State Park
Natural Monument (IUCN III)
SBSP Rapid Run 1.JPG
Rapid Run passes through Sand Bridge State Park
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Union
Township Lewis
Location [1]
 - coordinates 40°59′54″N 77°06′54″W / 40.99833°N 77.11500°W / 40.99833; -77.11500Coordinates: 40°59′54″N 77°06′54″W / 40.99833°N 77.11500°W / 40.99833; -77.11500
 - elevation 1,572 ft (479.1 m) [1]
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha) [2]
Founded 1978
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Visitation 17,000 (in 2008) [3]
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Location of Sand Bridge State Park in Pennsylvania
Location of Sand Bridge State Park in Pennsylvania
Website : Sand Bridge State Park

Sand Bridge State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 3 acres (0.01 km2) in Lewis Township, Union County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is the smallest state park in Pennsylvania and consists of a picnic area just off Pennsylvania Route 192. It has three picnic pavilions that were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Rapid Run, a trout stream that is stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, flows through Sand Bridge State Park. The park attracted 17,000 visitors in 2008.[3] The name Sand Bridge remains a mystery. No one, according to the parks official website knows why the area is known as Sand Bridge. The park is surrounded by Bald Eagle State Forest and became a Pennsylvania State park in 1978.[2]

Nearby state parks[edit]

A small dam crossing Rapid Run at Sand Bridge State Park
Sand Bridge State Park

The following state parks are within 30 miles (48 km) of Sand Bridge State Park:[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Sand Bridge State Park"". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 30, 1990. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Sand Bridge State Park". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2006-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b Laeplle, Wayne (May 30, 2009). "State's budget idea baffles Valley anglers, campers". The Daily Item. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Find a Park by Region (interactive map)". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division. 2007 General Highway Map Snyder County and Union County Pennsylvania (Map). 1:65,000. ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/union_snyder_GHSN.PDF. Retrieved 2007-07-28. Note: shows Sand Bridge State Park
  6. ^ Michels, Chris (1997). ""Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation"". Northern Arizona University. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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