Mooween State Park

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Mooween State Park
Map showing the location of Mooween State Park
Map showing the location of Mooween State Park
Location in Connecticut
LocationLebanon, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°33′23″N 72°13′33″W / 41.55639°N 72.22583°W / 41.55639; -72.22583Coordinates: 41°33′23″N 72°13′33″W / 41.55639°N 72.22583°W / 41.55639; -72.22583[1]
Area577 acres (234 ha)[2]
Elevation459 ft (140 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established1989
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteMooween State Park

Mooween State Park is a public recreation area covering 577 acres (234 ha) in the town of Lebanon, Connecticut.[3] The state park offers hiking and mountain biking plus fishing and boating on 127-acre (51 ha) Red Cedar Lake.[4]

History[edit]

The park grounds were the home of a summer camp for boys from 1921 through 1960. The state purchased the site in 1989. Originally known as Red Cedar Lake State Park, its name was changed to Mooween in 2000 in recognition of its summer camp past.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camp Mooween". 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 September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Mooween State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. May 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Red Cedar Lake" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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