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Memorial Lake State Park
Pennsylvania State Park
Natural Monument (IUCN III)
Memorial Lake State Park
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Township East Hanover
Location [1]
 - coordinates 40°25′20″N 76°35′59″W / 40.42222°N 76.59972°W / 40.42222; -76.59972Coordinates: 40°25′20″N 76°35′59″W / 40.42222°N 76.59972°W / 40.42222; -76.59972
 - elevation 433 ft (132 m) [1]
Area 230 acres (93 ha)
Founded 1945
Managed by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Nearest city Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Location of Memorial Lake State Park in Pennsylvania
Location of Memorial Lake State Park in Pennsylvania
Website : Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 230 acres (93 ha) in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is completely surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, headquarters of the Pennsylvania National Guard. It includes Memorial Lake, which is 85 acres (34 ha), and is a 30 minute drive from Harrisburg just off Exit 85 of Interstate 81.[2]

Memorial Lake State Park was established in 1945 in memory and honor of Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who served in World War I and World War II. Hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and ice skating are some of the recreational activities available at the park.[2]

Fishing and ice fishing are popular recreational activities at the park. The common game fish are largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, yellow perch, white crappie, black crappie, bullhead, channel catfish, carp, sucker, trout, and various species of panfish. Memorial Lake is a warm water fishery. All rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission apply.[2]

There are two boat launches at Memorial Lake. Gas powered boats are prohibited. Non powered and electric powered boats must display a current registration from any state or a launch permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.[2]

Nearby state parks

The following state parks are within 30 miles (48 km) of Memorial Lake State Park:[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Memorial Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 30, 1990. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1196523. Retrieved 2008-06-14.  
  2. ^ a b c d "Memorial Lake State Park". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/Parks/memoriallake.aspx. Retrieved 2007-01-17.  
  3. ^ Michels, Chris (1997). "Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation". Northern Arizona University. http://www2.nau.edu/~cvm/latlongdist.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.  
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division. "2007 General Highway Map Lebanon County Pennsylvania" [map], 1:65,000. Retrieved on 2007-07-27. Note: shows Memorial Lake State Park

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