Sunrise Resort State Park

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Coordinates: 41°30′26″N 72°28′50″W / 41.50722°N 72.48056°W / 41.50722; -72.48056
Sunrise Resort State Park
Connecticut State Park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Middlesex
Town East Haddam
Coordinates 41°30′26″N 72°28′50″W / 41.50722°N 72.48056°W / 41.50722; -72.48056
Area 143 acres (58 ha)
Established 2009
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Sunrise Resort State Park

Sunrise Resort State Park is a Connecticut state park occupying the site of a former resort property in the town of East Haddam.[1] The 143-acre (58 ha) property was purchased by the state in 2009 for $3.2 million.[2] After failing to find redevelopers, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection demolished the 82 dilapidated resort buildings in 2013, allowing the land to return to its natural state. [3]

The park is bordered by the Salmon River to the west and Machimoodus State Park to the south.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunrise Resort State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Church, Diane (January 3, 2009). "Sunrise Resort bought by state, open to public". The Middletown Press. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Marteka, Peter (April 17, 2014). "Sun rising on an unblemished state park". CTNow. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Machimoodus State Park Map". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. July 22, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 

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