Current River State Park Article

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Current River State Park
Current River SP 24Jun12 03.jpg
Historic buildings of the Alton Club
Map showing the location of Current River State Park
Map showing the location of Current River State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Current River State Park
Map showing the location of Current River State Park
Current River State Park (the US)
Location Newton, Shannon, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°19′18″N 91°26′12″W / 37.32167°N 91.43667°W / 37.32167; -91.43667
CURRENT RIVER STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

37°19′18″N 91°26′12″W / 37.32167°N 91.43667°W / 37.32167; -91.43667
Area1,256.62 acres (5.0854 km2) [1]
Established2007 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Current River State Park

Current River State Park is a public recreation area occupyng more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of land along the Current River north of Eminence in Newton Township, Shannon County, Missouri. The state park consists of land and buildings originally developed as the Alton Club, a corporate retreat used in the 1930s and 1940s by the Alton Box Board Company of Alton, Illinois. [3] Rustic buildings associated with the Alton Club were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. [4]

Activities and amenities

The park offers fishing and boating on two small lakes, picnicking facilities, nine miles (14 km) of hiking trails, and tours of the historic buildings. It is open on weekends during warm weather months. [3]

References

  1. ^ "Current River State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Current River State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "Alton Club". NPGallery Digital Asset Management System. National Park Service. Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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