Beaver Lake State Park (North Dakota) Information (Geography)

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Beaver Lake State Park
Beaver Lake State Park, near Wishek, North Dakota (4913805119).jpg
Beaver Lake State Park, near Wishek, North Dakota
Map showing the location of Beaver Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Beaver Lake State Park
Location in North Dakota
Location Logan County, North Dakota
Nearest city Wishek
Coordinates 46°24′10″N 99°37′11″W / 46.40278°N 99.61972°W / 46.40278; -99.61972
BEAVER LAKE STATE PARK (NORTH DAKOTA) Latitude and Longitude:

46°24′10″N 99°37′11″W / 46.40278°N 99.61972°W / 46.40278; -99.61972
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Area283 acres (115 ha) [2]
Elevation2,070 ft (630 m) [1]
Established1932
Visitors18,497 (in average 2009-2011) [3]
Governing body North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Beaver Lake State Park

Beaver Lake State Park is a public recreation area located in Logan County, North Dakota, about equidistant from Napoleon and Wishek. The state park occupies 283 acres (115 ha) of land on the western shore of 968-acre (392 ha) Beaver Lake [4] and offers hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, cabins, and campground. [2]

History

The park began through the encouragement of local residents who met in 1929 at Shepard’s Pavilion, which is located just south of the eventual park boundary, to promote creation of a state park honoring the early settlers who lived on the shores of Beaver Lake. Dedication ceremonies took place in July 1932. In 1933, the lake's water level was raised with the damming of Beaver Creek. Laborers with the Works Progress Administration worked in the park in 1935 and 1936, creating roads, paths, an earthen dock, and picnic area. Their work is memorialized with a stone monument in the park. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Beaver Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Beaver Lake State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Table 16. Average Annual Visitation at North Dakota State Parks, 2009 through 2011" (PDF). Economic Contribution of Public Park and Recreation Activities in North Dakota. North Dakota State University. November 2013. p. 27. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Beaver Lake" (PDF). North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Beaver Lake State Park History". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved May 16, 2017.

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