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Wallace State Park
Wallace State Park.jpg
Walking bridge in Wallace State Park, May 2008
Map showing the location of Wallace State Park
Map showing the location of Wallace State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Wallace State Park
Map showing the location of Wallace State Park
Wallace State Park (the US)
Location Clinton, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 39°39′17″N 94°13′04″W / 39.65472°N 94.21778°W / 39.65472; -94.21778
WALLACE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°39′17″N 94°13′04″W / 39.65472°N 94.21778°W / 39.65472; -94.21778
[1]
Area501.61 acres (202.99 ha) [2]
Elevation971 ft (296 m) [1]
Established1932 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Wallace State Park

Wallace State Park is a public recreation area located seven miles (11 km) south of Cameron in Clinton County, Missouri. The state park's 502 acres (203 ha) encompass a six-acre (2.4 ha) lake, Lake Allaman, for swimming, fishing, and boating, hiking trails, picnicking facilities, and a campground. [4]

History

The state acquired the park's first 121 acres in 1932 and named it for the family who had owned the land for more than a century, The Works Progress Administration performed much of the site's early development during the 1930s. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Wallace State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Wallace State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Wallace State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 4, 2014.

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