Lewis and Clark State Park (Missouri) Article

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Lewis and Clark State Park
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park (the US)
Location Buchanan, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 39°32′16″N 95°03′31″W / 39.53778°N 95.05861°W / 39.53778; -95.05861
LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK (MISSOURI) Latitude and Longitude:

39°32′16″N 95°03′31″W / 39.53778°N 95.05861°W / 39.53778; -95.05861
[1]
Area189.13 acres (76.54 ha) [2]
Elevation781 ft (238 m) [1]
Established1934 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Lewis and Clark State Park
Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter
Lewis and Clark State Park Shelter.jpg
Nearest city Rushville, Missouri
AreaLess than one acre
Built1934 (1934)
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural styleRustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000522
Added to NRHPFebruary 28, 1985

Lewis and Clark State Park is a public recreation area occupying 189 acres (76 ha) on the south shore of 365-acre (148 ha) Lewis and Clark Lake (a.k.a. Sugar Lake) in Buchanan County, Missouri. The state park features camping, picnicking, and fishing. [4]

History

The tract was acquired in 1934 as the gift of a group of Buchanan County sportsmen and was originally named Sugar Lake State Park. The name was changed in 1938 to honor Lewis and Clark, who are believed to have discovered the lake, naming it Gosling Lake, on their expedition in 1804-1806. [4]

The Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter was built in 1934 by a Civilian Conservation Corps company who encamped briefly at the park. It is a stone picnic shelter on a poured concrete foundation. [5] The shelter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. [6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lewis and Clark State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Lewis and Clark State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Lewis and Clark State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  6. ^ "Sugar Lake State Park Open Shelter". NPGallery. National Park Service. Retrieved May 2, 2018.

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