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Sand Bridge State Park

Sand Bridge State Park
SBSP Rapid Run 1.JPG
Rapid Run passes through Sand Bridge State Park
Map showing the location of Sand Bridge State Park
Map showing the location of Sand Bridge State Park
Location of Sand Bridge State Park in Pennsylvania
LocationLewis, Union, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates40°59′54″N 77°06′54″W / 40.99833°N 77.11500°W / 40.99833; -77.11500
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)[1]
Elevation1,572 ft (479 m)[2]
Established1978
Visitors17,000[3]
Governing bodyPennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
WebsiteSand Bridge State Park

Sand Bridge State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 3 acres (0.01 km2) in Lewis Township, Union County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is the smallest state park in Pennsylvania and consists of a picnic area just off Pennsylvania Route 192. It has three picnic pavilions that were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Rapid Run, a trout stream that is stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, flows through Sand Bridge State Park. The park attracted 17,000 visitors in 2008.[3] The name Sand Bridge remains a mystery. No one, according to the parks official website knows why the area is known as Sand Bridge. The park is surrounded by Bald Eagle State Forest and became a Pennsylvania State park in 1978.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Sand Bridge State Park". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
  2. ^ "Sand Bridge State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 30, 1990. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ a b Laeplle, Wayne (May 30, 2009). "State's budget idea baffles Valley anglers, campers". The Daily Item. Retrieved September 14, 2010.

External links

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