Stoddard Hill State Park

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Stoddard Hill State Park
Connecticut state park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County New London
Town Ledyard
Elevation 148 ft (45 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°27′40″N 72°03′52″W / 41.46111°N 72.06444°W / 41.46111; -72.06444Coordinates: 41°27′40″N 72°03′52″W / 41.46111°N 72.06444°W / 41.46111; -72.06444 [1]
Highest point Stoddard Hill
 - elevation 183 ft (56 m)
Lowest point Thames Estuary
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Area 55 acres (22 ha) [2]
Established 1954
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Stoddard Hill State Park is located in Connecticut
Stoddard Hill State Park
Location in Connecticut
Website: Stoddard Hill State Park

Stoddard Hill State Park is a public recreation area located on the eastern shore of the Thames River, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Norwich, in the town of Ledyard, Connecticut. The state park covers 55 acres and offers facilities for boating, fishing, and hiking. It is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.[3]

History[edit]

The park was donated to the state in 1954.[4] It is one of several Connecticut state parks that were acquired with funds bequeathed by George Dudley Seymour for the purpose of purchasing recreational areas for public use.[5]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park includes a five-acre tidal estuary with ramp for car-top boating.[6] A trail leads to the top of a 183-foot (56 m) hill that was used by Native Americans as a lookout.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stoddard Hill 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-3. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Stoddard Hill State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "State acquires 60 acres for park at Gardner Lake". The Day. New London, Conn. January 19, 1955. p. 22. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "George Dudley Seymour State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Stoddard Hill Boat Launch". Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. June 5, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 

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