Cuivre River State Park

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Cuivre River State Park
Missouri State Park
Cuivre River SP - Lake Lincoln 2005.jpg
Swimming area in Lincoln Lake
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lincoln
Elevation 548 ft (167 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°02′01″N 90°55′51″W / 39.03361°N 90.93083°W / 39.03361; -90.93083Coordinates: 39°02′01″N 90°55′51″W / 39.03361°N 90.93083°W / 39.03361; -90.93083 [1]
Area 6,393.94 acres (2,588 ha) [2]
Established 1946 [3]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Cuivre River State Park
Camp Sherwood Forest Historic District
Nearest city Elsberry, Missouri
Area 132 acres (53 ha)
Built 1936 (1936)
Architectural style Rustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP Reference # 85000512[4]
Added to NRHP March 4, 1985
Cuivre River State Park Administrative Area Historic District
Nearest city Elsberry, Missouri
Area 620 acres (250 ha)
Built 1934 (1934)
Architectural style Rustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP Reference # 85000514[4]
Added to NRHP March 4, 1985

Cuivre River State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located northeast of the city of Troy in the Lincoln Hills region of northeastern Missouri, United States. The state park's rugged landscapes range from native grasslands and savannas to limestone bluffs over looking forested hills.[5] The park encompasses the Lincoln Hills Natural Area (1872 acres)[6] and two designated wild areas: Big Sugar Creek (1675 acres) and Northwoods (1082 acres).[7][8] The park offers an extensive system of hiking trails plus swimming and camping facilities and is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.[9]

History[edit]

The park began as a federal recreation demonstration area in the 1930s when workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration[10] constructed roads, bridges, group camps, and a picnic shelter.[5] Two national historic districts are located within the park: Camp Sherwood Forest and the Cuiver River State Park Administrative Area. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[4] The state took possession of the park in 1946.[3]

  • Camp Sherwood Forest: The district encompasses 52 buildings and structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1936. They include the Amphitheater (1936-1938), Council Circle (1936-1938), Dining Lodge (1936-1938), Central Restroom / Shower (1936-1938), Cook's Quarters (1936-1938), Administration Building (1936-1938), Recreation Hall (1936-1938), and Director's Lodge (1936-1938). The district also includes cabins and associated kitchen and latrine units at Ancaster Village, Nottingham Village, and Fountaindale Village.[11]:100-108
  • Cuiver River State Park Administrative Area: The district encompasses six buildings and structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Projects Administration between 1934 and 1941. They are the Cul Bridge (1941), Shelter/Restroom (1940), Wellhouse (1940), Warehouse (1934-1941), Service Building (Garage) (1934-1941), and Park Office (1934-1941).[12]:132-136


Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers two campgrounds, backpack camping, fishing on Sugar Creek, swimming and canoeing on 55-acre Lake Lincoln, and trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.[9]

Trails[edit]

Trail[13] Length
Big Sugar Creek Trail 3.75 miles (6.04 km)
Blackhawk Point Trail 5.75 miles (9.25 km)
Blazing Star Trail 2 miles (3.2 km)
Cuivre River Trail 11.25 miles (18.11 km)
Frenchman's Bluff Trail 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Hamilton Hollow Trail .9 miles (1.4 km)
Lakeside Trail 3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Lone Spring Trail 5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Mossy Hill Trail .8 miles (1.3 km)
Old Schoolhouse Trail 3.85 miles (6.20 km)
Prairie Trail .3 miles (0.48 km)
Turkey Hollow Trail .8 miles (1.3 km)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cuivre River State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ a b "General Information: Cuiver River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln Hills Natural Area". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Missouri State Park Designated Wild Areas". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Henry, Steve (2006). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St Louis (2nd ed.). Menasha Ridge Press. pp. 100–02. ISBN 0897326121. 
  9. ^ a b "Cuivre River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 Thematic Resources" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 6 photographs)
  12. ^ unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 6 photographs)
  13. ^ "Trails at Cuiver River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 

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