Split Rock Creek State Park
|Split Rock Creek State Park|
|Minnesota State Park|
|- elevation||1,624 ft (495 m) |
|Area||1,303 acres (527 ha)|
|Management||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
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. 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.
- "Split Rock Creek State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-01-11. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
- "Park Info: Split Rock Creek State Park". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
- "Minnesota Masonry-Arch Highway Bridges". Minnesota Historical Society. 1989-09-22. p. 12. Retrieved 2009-01-20.