Demarest Lloyd State Park

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Demarest Lloyd State Park
Map showing the location of Demarest Lloyd State Park
Map showing the location of Demarest Lloyd State Park
Location in Massachusetts
LocationDartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates41°31′44″N 70°59′00″W / 41.52889°N 70.98333°W / 41.52889; -70.98333Coordinates: 41°31′44″N 70°59′00″W / 41.52889°N 70.98333°W / 41.52889; -70.98333[1]
Area200 acres (81 ha)[2]
Elevation10 ft (3.0 m)[1]
Established1953
Governing bodyMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
WebsiteDemarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park is a public recreation area located on Buzzards Bay in the town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The park's 200 acres (81 ha) include both an ocean beach and seaside marshlands near the mouth of the Slocums River. The state park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

History[edit]

The park was given to the state in 1953 by the family of Angelica Lloyd Russell, a granddaughter of the muckraking journalist, Henry Demarest Lloyd. The park was named in honor of her father, Demarest Lloyd, Sr., and her brother, Demarest Lloyd, Jr., a World War II Navy fighter pilot who died in action over Guam.[4]

Physical features[edit]

The park's 600-yard (550 m) sandy beach on Buzzards Bay is noted for its calm surf, shallow depths, and warm waters during summer months. At its eastern edge, marshy ground separates the park from the Slocums River. The marshlands are home to egrets, herons, ospreys, terns and hawks.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers swimming, birdwatching, picnicking, fishing, non-motorized boating, and walking trails

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Demarest Lloyd Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Demarest Lloyd State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Resource Management Plan: Horseneck Planning Unit" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. p. 8. Retrieved March 14, 2017.

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