Wahconah Falls State Park Article

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Wahconah Falls State Park
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Wahconah Falls State Park, June 2017
Map showing the location of Wahconah Falls State Park
Map showing the location of Wahconah Falls State Park
Location of Wahconah Falls State Park
Location Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°29′15″N 73°6′54″W / 42.48750°N 73.11500°W / 42.48750; -73.11500
WAHCONAH FALLS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°29′15″N 73°6′54″W / 42.48750°N 73.11500°W / 42.48750; -73.11500
Area48 acres (19 ha) [1]
Elevation1,289 ft (393 m) [2]
EstablishedUnspecified
Governing body Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Wahconah Falls State Park

Wahconah Falls State Park is a small Massachusetts state park in the town of Dalton managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park protects the scenic waterfall for which it is named. [3]

Wahconah Falls are created where Wahconah Falls Brook makes four individual drops, [4] tumbling over an outcrop of the Becket Gneiss formation. [5] The falls have been described as "rather photogenic" depending on time of year. [5]

Visitors can hike, fish, and picnic. Swimming and wading are also possible. [6]

References

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Wahconah Falls State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Wahconah Falls State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Wahconah Falls". Waterfalls of the Northeastern United States. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Wahconah Falls". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Wahconah Falls". NewEnglandWaterfalls.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014.

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