Split Rock Creek State Park

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Split Rock Creek State Park
Minnesota State Park
Split Rock Creek State Park in fog.jpg
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pipestone
Location Ihlen
 - elevation 1,624 ft (495 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°53′52″N 96°21′51″W / 43.89778°N 96.36417°W / 43.89778; -96.36417Coordinates: 43°53′52″N 96°21′51″W / 43.89778°N 96.36417°W / 43.89778; -96.36417
Area 1,303 acres (527 ha)
Founded 1937
Management Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Location of Split Rock Creek State Park in Minnesota

Split Rock Creek State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, located in Ihlen, or just south of Pipestone.

Minnesota Masonry-Arch Highway Bridge

The Works Progress Administration built a dam in 1938 to create a lake, which provided an opportunity for water recreation in an area of the state with few natural lakes. The dam was constructed of Sioux Quartzite, a hard red rock widely found in the area.[2] A nearby bridge, Split Rock Creek Bridge, was also built by the WPA of Sioux quartzite in 1938. The bridge carries County Road 54 over the creek. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Minnesota Masonry-Arch Highway Bridges MPS.[3]

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