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Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

Park History

Purchased from Mary E. Patterson, widow of Governor Isaac L. Patterson, and other owners in 1931. The park commemorates Governor Isaac L. Patterson (1859-1929), an advocate of park development and scenic area preservation. In 1929, Patterson appointed the state's first Park Commission. He died the same year while in office.

Acreage: 10.23

Annual day-use attendance: 232,054


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