Rangeley Lake State Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rangeley Lake State Park
Maine State Park
Rangeley Lake SP Maine.jpg
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Franklin
Towns Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation
Elevation 1,519 ft (463 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°56′43″N 70°41′38″W / 44.94528°N 70.69389°W / 44.94528; -70.69389Coordinates: 44°56′43″N 70°41′38″W / 44.94528°N 70.69389°W / 44.94528; -70.69389 [1]
Area 870 acres (352 ha) [2]
Established 1960
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location in Maine
Website: Rangeley Lake State Park

Rangeley Lake State Park is a public recreation area occupying 870 acres (350 ha) on the southern shore of Rangeley Lake in Franklin County, Maine. The state park is located partly in the town of Rangeley and partly in Rangeley Plantation.[3] It is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[4]

History

The park was created in 1960 when the Bureau of Parks and Lands made three acquisitions totaling 718 acres (291 ha).[3] Half of the park property was donated by Oxford and international paper companies.[5] A 29-acre (12 ha) parcel was added to the park in 2009 with the assistance of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. The acquisition, which cost $595,000.00, was made using funds from the Land for Maine's Future program.[6]

Activities and amenities

The park offers picnicking, a 50-site campground, swimming beach, hiking trails, and docks and launch ramp for motorized boating.[4] The lake's 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) house landlocked salmon and brook trout.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Rangeley Lake". 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 July 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Rangeley Lake State Park" (PDF). Western Mountains Region Management Plan. Maine Department of Conservation: Bureau of Parks and Lands. January 4, 2011. p. 54. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Rangeley Lake State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rangeley Lake State Park Guide & Map" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Land acquired for Rangeley Lake State Park". The Original Irregular. Kingfield, Me. December 2, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rangeley Lake" (PDF). Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

External links

  • Rangeley Lake State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Rangeley Lake State Park Guide & Map Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rangeley_Lake_State_Park&oldid=791335046"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangeley_Lake_State_Park
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Rangeley Lake State Park"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA