Scantic River State Park

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Scantic River State Park
EastWindsorCT ScanticRiver.jpg
Scantic River at the Melrose Road
park access point in East Windsor
Map showing the location of Scantic River State Park
Map showing the location of Scantic River State Park
Location in Connecticut
LocationEast Windsor, Enfield & Somers, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°59′01″N 72°31′37″W / 41.98361°N 72.52694°W / 41.98361; -72.52694Coordinates: 41°59′01″N 72°31′37″W / 41.98361°N 72.52694°W / 41.98361; -72.52694[1]
Area784 acres (317 ha)[2]
Elevation128 ft (39 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established1967
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteScantic River State Park

Scantic River State Park is a public recreation area consisting of several separated parcels totaling 784 acres (317 ha) along the Scantic River in the towns of Enfield, East Windsor, and Somers, Connecticut.[3] The state park is suitable for hiking, fishing, and hunting and is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.[3]

History[edit]

The park was first planned in 1967 with the state legislature approving the plans the following year. A master plan was made public in 1989, after which the first state purchases of land for the park began; the state intends to purchase 2,215 acres (896 ha);[4] as of 2014, 784 acres (317 ha) had been acquired.[2]

Hunting[edit]

Three parcels are open to hunting: the Powder Hollow area, a 167-acre (68 ha) parcel located in the Hazardville section of Enfield; an area of 180 acres (73 ha) located between Scitico Road and Route 190 around the Enfield/Somers townline; and the Harrington Lot, which covers 239 acres (97 ha) and is located primarily in East Windsor between Melrose Road and Route 140.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scantic River State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "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-3. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Scantic River State Park". Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Cindy (November 28, 1994). "Economy has put parks on hold". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scantic River State Park (Hunting Map)" (PDF). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. October 1, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 2014.

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