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Montauk State Park
Rapids-at-montauk.jpg - panoramio.jpg
Rapids in the Current River at Montauk State Park
Map showing the location of Montauk State Park
Map showing the location of Montauk State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Montauk State Park
Map showing the location of Montauk State Park
Montauk State Park (the US)
Location Dent, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°27′18″N 91°40′55″W / 37.45500°N 91.68194°W / 37.45500; -91.68194
MONTAUK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

37°27′18″N 91°40′55″W / 37.45500°N 91.68194°W / 37.45500; -91.68194
[1]
Area2,920.12 acres (11.8173 km2) [2]
Elevation935 ft (285 m) [1]
Established1926 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Montauk State Park
Dam and Spillway in the Hatchery Area at Montauk State Park
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Arealess than one acre
Built1935 (1935)
Built byCCC; NPS
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000528
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1985
Montauk State Park Open Shelter
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Arealess than one acre
Built1934 (1934)
Built byCCC; NPS
Architectural styleRustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000529
Added to NRHPFebruary 28, 1985
Old Mill at Montauk State Park
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Arealess than one acre
Built1896 (1896)
Built byFurry, William J.
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85001478
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1985

Montauk State Park is a public recreation area occupying nearly 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) at the headwaters of the Current River, fifteen miles (24 km) southwest of Salem, Missouri. The state park contains a fish hatchery and is noted for its rainbow and brown trout angling. It was acquired in 1926. [4] The park has several natural springs including Montauk Spring with a daily average flow of 53 million gallons of water. [5]

Historic sites

The park includes three resources that were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985:

  • Dam and Spillway in the Hatchery Area at Montauk State Park: The stone structure was built in 1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of a trout hatchery development project. [6]:3
  • Montauk State Park Open Shelter: The rustic structure was built in 1934-1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is an open rectangular structure with an open stone fireplace, low stone dividing walls, and two picnic areas. It features heavy wooden posts and curved struts. [7]:3
  • Old Mill at Montauk State Park: The grist mill was built in 1896 replacing an earlier mill built in 1870. It was rehabilitated in 1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is a 2​12-story frame building with a multi-gable roof and stone foundation. It features a central tower-like extension above the second story roof. [8]:3 The Montauk mill is available for tours. The mill ceased operations in 1927. [9]

Activities and amenities

Missouri trout park season is Mar 1 to Oct 31. The park's fishing area is divided into three zones, each with its own set of regulations. [10] The park has a hatchery, store, cabins, motel rooms, camping area, and trails for hikers and bicyclists. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Montauk State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Montauk 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 "Montauk State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Springs and Seeps". Ozark National Scenic Riverways. National Park Service. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  6. ^ B. Wright (n.d.). "Dam and Spillway in the Hatchery Area at Montauk State Park" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 1, 2016. (includes 1 photo from 1985)
  7. ^ Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "Montauk State Park Open Shelter" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 1, 2016. (includes 8 photos from 1985)
  8. ^ Bonnie Wright (April 1985). "Old Mill at Montauk State Park" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 1, 2016. (includes 2 photos from 1985)
  9. ^ South Central Campbook. AAA Campbook. American Automobile Association. 2011. OCLC  741375958.
  10. ^ "Fishing at Montauk State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.

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