Lewis and Clark State Park (Missouri)

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Lewis and Clark State Park
Missouri State Park
Country United States
State Missouri
County Buchanan
Elevation 781 ft (238 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°32′16″N 95°03′31″W / 39.53778°N 95.05861°W / 39.53778; -95.05861Coordinates: 39°32′16″N 95°03′31″W / 39.53778°N 95.05861°W / 39.53778; -95.05861 [1]
Area 189.13 acres (77 ha) [2]
Established 1934
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Lewis and Clark State Park
Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter
Lewis and Clark State Park (Missouri) is located in Missouri
Lewis and Clark State Park (Missouri)
Nearest city Rushville, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built 1934 (1934)
Architectural style Rustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP Reference # 85000522[3]
Added to NRHP February 28, 1985

Lewis and Clark State Park is a state park in the US state of Missouri consisting of 189.13 acres (76.54 ha) located in Buchanan County. The park features camping, picnicking, and fishing on 365-acre (148 ha) Lewis and Clark Lake (a.k.a. Sugar Lake).[4]

History[edit]

The tract was acquired in 1934 as the gift of a group of Buchanan County sportsmen and was originally named Sugar Lake State Park. The name was changed in 1938 to honor Lewis and Clark, who are believed to have discovered the lake on their expedition in 1804-1806. The Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter was built in 1934 by a Civilian Conservation Corps company who encamped briefly at the park. It is a stone picnic shelter on a poured concrete foundation.[5]

The shelter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lewis and Clark State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Lewis and Clark State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

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