Peaks-Kenny State Park

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Peaks-Kenny State Park
Maine State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Piscataquis
Towns Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank
Elevation 394 ft (120 m) [1]
Coordinates 45°15′03″N 69°15′03″W / 45.25083°N 69.25083°W / 45.25083; -69.25083Coordinates: 45°15′03″N 69°15′03″W / 45.25083°N 69.25083°W / 45.25083; -69.25083 [1]
Area 813 acres (329 ha) [2]
Donated 1964
 - Opened 1969
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Maine
Website: Peaks-Kenny State Park

Peaks-Kenny State Park is a seasonal public recreation area covering 813 acres (329 ha) on the south shore of Sebec Lake, mostly located in the town of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The state park grounds include a white sand beach at South Cove, 56 campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, and canoe and kayak rentals.[3]

History

The area of land that now constitutes the park was donated to the state in 1964 by Francis J. Peaks. The gift was made in memory of his sister, Annie Peaks Kenny, and their parents, Joseph and Eliza Peaks, for whom the park was named.[3]

Landmarks

Norwood Castle sits along the shore of the lake. It was built in 1890 as a wedding gift of wealthy Foxcroft attorney Willis Parsons for his bride. Parsons became the first Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Peaks-Kenny State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Peaks-Kenny State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Perry, Michael (August 4, 2012). "Canoeing: Sebec Lake truly a scenic treasure". Press Herald. Portland, Me. Retrieved June 4, 2017.

External links

  • Peaks-Kenny State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Peaks-Kenny State Park Guide & Map Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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