Mono Pond State Park Reserve

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Mono Pond State Park Reserve
Map showing the location of Mono Pond State Park Reserve
Map showing the location of Mono Pond State Park Reserve
Location in Connecticut
LocationColumbia, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°40′47″N 72°18′39″W / 41.67972°N 72.31083°W / 41.67972; -72.31083Coordinates: 41°40′47″N 72°18′39″W / 41.67972°N 72.31083°W / 41.67972; -72.31083[1]
Area218 acres (88 ha)[2]
Elevation541 ft (165 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established2008
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteMono Pond State Park Reserve

Mono Pond State Park Reserve is a public recreation area covering 218 acres (88 ha) in the town of Columbia, Connecticut, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Willimantic. The state park surrounds Mono Pond, a 113-acre (46 ha) body of water averaging depths of 3.5 feet (1.1 m) with an area near the dam reaching a depth of nine feet (2.7 m).[3][4] The park offers fishing, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, bow hunting, and a boat launch for motorized (8-hp limit) and non-motorized boating.[3][5] The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and was added to the roll of Connecticut state parks in 2008.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mono Pond". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-4. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Mono Pond State Park Reserve". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Mono Pond" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mono Pond Boat Launch". Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. June 5, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "Other State Parks". State Register and Manual 2008. State of Connecticut. October 16, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2017.

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