Mashamoquet Brook State Park

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Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Connecticut State Park
PomfretCT MashamoquetBrookStatePark BraytonGristMill.jpg
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Windham
Town Pomfret
Elevation 594 ft (181 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°51′04″N 71°59′05″W / 41.85111°N 71.98472°W / 41.85111; -71.98472Coordinates: 41°51′04″N 71°59′05″W / 41.85111°N 71.98472°W / 41.85111; -71.98472
Area 917 acres (371 ha) [2]
Established 1924
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Mashamoquet Brook State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in the town of Pomfret in Windham County, Connecticut. Notable features of the park include the Wolf Den national historic site, the Brayton Grist Mill, and the Table Rock and Indian Chair natural stone formations. The state park offers facilities for camping, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.[3]

History[edit]

The park had its earliest beginnings when the site of Israel Putnam's legendary slaying of the wolf was purchased and preserved by the Daughters of the American Revolution. That parcel was purchased by the state and combined with land donated by Pomfret resident Sarah Fay in 1924. Subsequent purchase of the Hotchkins Wolf Den Farm parcel brought the park to its present size of over 900 acres.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mashamoquet Brook State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding" (PDF). Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-2. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mashamoquet Brook State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 

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