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Montauk State Park
Rapids-at-montauk.jpg - panoramio.jpg
Rapids in the Current River at Montauk State Park
Location Dent County, Missouri, United States
Area 2,920.12 acres (11.8173 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Established 1926
Governing body Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Montauk State Park
Dam and Spillway in the Hatchery Area at Montauk State Park
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built 1935 (1935)
Built by CCC; NPS
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference No. 85000528
Added to NRHP February 26, 1985
Montauk State Park Open Shelter
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built 1934 (1934)
Built by CCC; NPS
Architectural style Rustic
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference No. 85000529
Added to NRHP February 28, 1985
Old Mill at Montauk State Park
Nearest city Salem, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built 1896 (1896)
Built by Furry, William J.
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference No. 85001478
Added to NRHP June 27, 1985

Montauk State Park is a public recreation area occupying nearly 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) at the headwaters of the Current River, fifteen miles (24 km) southwest of Salem, Missouri. The state park contains a fish hatchery and is noted for its rainbow and brown trout angling. It was acquired in 1926. The park has several natural springs including Montauk Spring with a daily average flow of 53 million gallons of water.

Historic sites

Old Mill, Montauk State Park, Missouri 2019
Old Mill at Montauk State Park
Shelter, Montauk State Park, Missouri 2019
Open Shelter at Montauk State Park

The park includes three resources that were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985:

  • Dam and Spillway in the Hatchery Area at Montauk State Park: The stone structure was built in 1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of a trout hatchery development project.
  • Montauk State Park Open Shelter: The rustic structure was built in 1934-1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is an open rectangular structure with an open stone fireplace, low stone dividing walls, and two picnic areas. It features heavy wooden posts and curved struts.
  • Old Mill at Montauk State Park: The grist mill was built in 1896 replacing an earlier mill built in 1870. It was rehabilitated in 1935 by Company 1770 of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is a 212-story frame building with a multi-gable roof and stone foundation. It features a central tower-like extension above the second story roof. The Montauk mill is available for tours. The mill ceased operations in 1927.

Activities and amenities

Fish-hatchery - panoramio
Fish Hatchery at Montauk State Park

Missouri trout park season is Mar 1 to Oct 31. The park's fishing area is divided into three zones, each with its own set of regulations. The park has a hatchery, store, cabins, motel rooms, camping area, and trails for hikers and bicyclists.

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