Herrington Manor State Park – Oakland MD

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps created Herrington Manor Lake by damming Herrington Creek. They also built ten cabins, the lake concession building (which has been altered since), and a pavilion. The CCC boys also planted trees throughout the area.
According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, “The park offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year round” (this includes the ten CCC-built cabins). The park also offers fishing and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Source notes

1) Maryland Department of Natural Resources, at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/herrington.asp and http://www.dnr.state.md.us/centennial/CCC_History_Part_II.asp, accessed October 27, 2013. (2) Information sign at park. 

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on October 27, 2013.

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Location Info


222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550

Coordinates: 39.4545281999613, -79.45168975822753

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