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Herrington Manor State Park

Herrington Manor State Park
Map showing the location of Herrington Manor State Park
Map showing the location of Herrington Manor State Park
Location in Maryland
LocationGarrett, Maryland, United States
Coordinates39°27′12″N 79°27′04″W / 39.45333°N 79.45111°W / 39.45333; -79.45111[1]
Area365 acres (148 ha)[2]
Elevation2,477 ft (755 m)[1]
Established1964[3]
OperatorMaryland Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteHerrington Manor State Park

Herrington Manor State Park is a public recreation area on 365 acres (148 ha) in Garrett County, Maryland. The focal point of the state park is 53-acre (21 ha) Herrington Lake. The park lies adjacent to Swallow Falls State Park, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Oakland. Both parks are managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.[3]

History

The park is named for the manor house built by real estate investor Abijah Herrington in the mid-1800s. The property was purchased by the state in 1935 as part of state forest development. The Civilian Conservation Corps subsequently dammed Herrington Creek to create the park's 53-acre (21 ha) lake. In 1964, the manor house was demolished and Herrington Manor State Park was established.[4]

Activities and amenities

The park offers swimming, fishing, boating, twelve miles of hiking and biking trails, and rental cabins.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Herrington Manor State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2016 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Herrington Manor State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Herrington Manor House". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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