Millers Pond State Park Article

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Millers Pond State Park
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Map showing the location of Millers Pond State Park
Map showing the location of Millers Pond State Park
Location in Connecticut
Location Durham, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333
MILLERS POND STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°28′35″N 72°38′00″W / 41.47639°N 72.63333°W / 41.47639; -72.63333
[1]
Area280 acres (110 ha) [2]
Elevation564 ft (172 m) [1]
Established1955
Governing bodyConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Millers Pond State Park Reserve

Millers Pond State Park is a public recreation area lying adjacent to Cockaponset State Forest in the towns of Durham and Haddam, Connecticut. The park's central feature is 33-acre (13 ha) Millers Pond, [3] whose principal source of water is large springs that create a body of unpolluted water excellent for trout and smallmouth bass. The park offers fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. [4]

History

Thomas Miller erected the upper dam in 1704 to make a reservoir to serve his downstream gristmill. Millers Pond and 170 acres of woodlands were acquired by the state in 1955 from the heirs of Thomas Macdonough Russell. The acquisition was one of several made in the 1950s using funds bequeathed by George Dudley Seymour. [5] The state's purchase of additional land around the pond was completed in 1972. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Millers Pond". 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-2. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Millers Pond" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Millers Pond State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  5. ^ The Seymour bequest contributed to the creation of Beaver Brook State Park, Becket Hill State Park Reserve, Bigelow Hollow State Park, Hurd State Park, Millers Pond State Park, Platt Hill State Park, George Dudley Seymour State Park, Stoddard Hill State Park, and Nathan Hale State Forest. "George Dudley Seymour State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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