Millers Pond State Park

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Millers Pond State Park
Connecticut State Park
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Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Middlesex
Towns Durham, Haddam
Elevation 577 ft (176 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333Coordinates: 41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333
Area 280 acres (113 ha) [2]
Established 1955
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Millers Pond State Park Reserve

Millers Pond State Park is a public recreation area lying adjacent to Cockaponset State Forest in the towns of Durham and Haddam, Connecticut. The park's central feature is 33-acre (13 ha) Millers Pond,[3] whose principal source of water is large springs that create a body of unpolluted water excellent for trout and smallmouth bass. The park offers fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.[4]

History[edit]

Thomas Miller erected the upper dam in 1704 to make a reservoir for his gristmill that was located further downstream. Millers Pond plus an additional 170 acres of woodlands was acquired in 1955 by the state from the heirs of Thomas Macdonough Russell with monies provided in the trust fund of George Dudley Seymour. In succeeding years, the state purchased additional property, completing acquisition of all the land around the pond in 1972.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millers Pond State Park". 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. ^ "Miller's Pond" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Millers Pond State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 

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