Wahconah Falls State Park

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Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 73°6′54″W / 42.48750°N 73.11500°W / 42.48750; -73.11500
Wahconah Falls State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Town Dalton
Elevation 1,289 ft (393 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°29′15″N 73°6′54″W / 42.48750°N 73.11500°W / 42.48750; -73.11500
Area 48 acres (19 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Wahconah Falls State Park
Website: Wahconah Falls State Park

Wahconah Falls State Park is a small Massachusetts state park in the town of Dalton managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park protects the scenic waterfall for which it is named.[3]

Wahconah Falls are created where Wahconah Falls Brook makes four individual drops,[4] tumbling over an outcrop of the Becket Gneiss formation.[5] The falls have been described as "rather photogenic" depending on time of year.[5]

Visitors can hike, fish, and picnic. Swimming and wading are also possible.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wahconah Falls State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wahconah Falls State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wahconah Falls". Waterfalls of the Northeastern United States. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Wahconah Falls". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wahconah Falls". NewEnglandWaterfalls.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 

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