Mansfield Hollow State Park

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Mansfield Hollow State Park
Connecticut State Park
USACE Mansfield Hollow Lake.jpg
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Tolland
Town Mansfield
Elevation 210 ft (64 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°46′06″N 72°10′32″W / 41.76833°N 72.17556°W / 41.76833; -72.17556Coordinates: 41°46′06″N 72°10′32″W / 41.76833°N 72.17556°W / 41.76833; -72.17556 
(boat ramp)
Area 251 acres (102 ha) [2]
Established 1952 [3]
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Mansfield Hollow State Park

Mansfield Hollow State Park is a public recreation area occupying 251 acres (102 ha) of leased lands on the western shore of 500-acre (200 ha) Mansfield Hollow Lake in the town of Mansfield, Connecticut.[3] The state park is one portion of the 2,300 acres (930 ha) leased by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for recreational and wildlife management purposes.[4] Geologic features of the park include remnants of the last glacial period, where retreating glaciers left kames, eskers, and kettles.[5] Recreational opportunities include facilities for boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.[3] The park is traversed by the southeastern leg of the Nipmuck Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansfield Hollow Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-2. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mansfield Hollow State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. August 15, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Mansfield Hollow Lake". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. June 11, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Geology of Mansfield Hollow State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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