Lake Carlos State Park

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Lake Carlos State Park WPA/Rustic Style Historic District
LakeCarlosStateParkBathHouse.jpg
The Lake Carlos State Park bath house.
Lake Carlos State Park is located in Minnesota
Lake Carlos State Park
Lake Carlos State Park is located in the US
Lake Carlos State Park
Location Douglas County, Minnesota, Off MN 29 at NW end of Lake Carlos
Nearest city Carlos, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°59′43″N 95°20′41″W / 45.99528°N 95.34472°W / 45.99528; -95.34472Coordinates: 45°59′43″N 95°20′41″W / 45.99528°N 95.34472°W / 45.99528; -95.34472
MPS Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS
NRHP reference # 89001654[1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1992
Lake Carlos State Park WPA/Rustic Style Group Camp
Location Off MN 29 on NE shore of Lake Carlos, Carlos Township
Nearest city Carlos, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°59′31″N 95°20′50″W / 45.99194°N 95.34722°W / 45.99194; -95.34722
MPS Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS
NRHP reference # 92000776[1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1992

Lake Carlos State Park is a state park about 10 miles north of Alexandria, Minnesota, USA. The park was established in 1937 to provide a public recreational facility in one of Minnesota's summer resort centers,[2] and attracts tourists from Minnesota and bordering states.

Visitors often view fauna such as beaver, deer, loons, grebes, various ducks and herons.[3]

Five buildings in the park, constructed by the Works Progress Administration in the Rustic Style, are included within the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Mess Hall and Crafts Building within the group camp area, as well as the water tower, sanitation building, and bath house within the public use area.

The namesake lake, Lake Carlos, was named for the friend of an early settler.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Benson, David R. (2002). Stories in Log and Stone: The Legacy of the New Deal in Minnesota State Parks. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. ISBN 0-9657127-1-0. 
  3. ^ http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_carlos/narrative.html
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 176. 

External links[edit]

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