- Dans Mountain State Park
Dans Mountain State ParkIUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) Location Allegany County, Maryland, USA Coordinates Coordinates: Area 481 acres (1.95 km²) Governing body Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Dan's Mountain State Park located in Allegany County, Maryland, is 9 miles (14 km) south of Frostburg, Maryland next to the town of Lonaconing, Maryland. The park offers 481 acres (1.95 km2) of wildlife along a 16-mile (26 km) stretch of Dans Mountain, including a wide variety of wildlife, mountain streams, and scenic overlooks.
Dan's Rock Overlook is the highest scenic overlook in the park at 2,898 feet (883 m). The park also features a pond that is stocked annually, and an Olympic size pool with a modern bathhouse, and concession stands that serves the area from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The park is named after Dans Mountain, which was is in turn named after Daniel Cresap, one of the first settlers in Allegany County. Daniel was known for being adventurous, often hunting with a Delaware Indian named Nemacolin. While pursuing a bear in a tree, Daniel fell and lay unconscious until Nemacolin found him, and dragged Daniel home to safety. Since that event, the mountain has been known as Dan's Mountain.
Protected Areas of Maryland Federal State
Assateague • Big Run • Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park • Calvert Cliffs • Casselman River Bridge • Chapel Point • Cunningham Falls • Dans Mountain • Deep Creek Lake • Elk Neck • Fort Frederick • Fort Tonoloway • Gambrill • Gathland • Greenbrier • Greenwell • Gunpowder Falls • Hart-Miller Island • Herrington Manor • Janes Island • Jonas Green • Martinak • Matapeake • New Germany • North Point • Palmer • Patapsco Valley • Patuxent River • Pocomoke River • Point Lookout • Purse • Rocks • Rocky Gap • Rosaryville • Sandy Point • Seneca Creek • Smallwood • South Mountain • St. Clement's Island • St. Mary's River • Susquehanna • Swallow Falls • Tuckahoe • Washington Monument • Wye Oak
Cedarville • Chesapeake • Doncaster • Elk Neck • Garrett • Green Ridge • Pocomoke • Potomac-Garrett • Savage River • Seth • Stoney • Wicomico
Avondale • Belle Grove • Billmeyer • Bowen • Cedar Island • Cedar Point • Cheltenham • Chicamuxen • Dan's Mountain • Deal Island • Diersson • E.A. Vaughn • Earlville • Ellis Bay • Fairmount • Fishing Bay • Frederick City Watershed • Grove Farm • Gwynnbrook • Heater's Island • Hugg-Thomas • Idylwild • Indian Springs • Islands of the Potomac • Isle of Wight • Johnson • Le Compte • Linkwood • McKee-Beshers • Maryland Marine Properties • Millington • Mt. Nebo • Myrtle Grove • Nanticoke River • Old Bohemia • Pocomoke River • Prather’s Neck • Pocomoke Sound • Sideling Hill • Sinepuxent Bay • South Marsh • Strider • Taylors Island • Warrior Mountain • Wellington
Belt Woods • Dundee • Governor Parris N. Glendening • Mattawoman • Morgan Run • Severn Run • Soldiers Delight • Zekiah Swamp
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