Scholastic Sprints in support of A Glimmer of Hope

  • Hosted By: Three Rivers Rowing Association

History of Moraine State Park

The gentle rolling hills, lush forest and sparkling waters of Moraine State Park disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction (mostly from coal mining and oil well drilling).  The park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.  A moraine is soil, rocks and debris that accumulates at the edges and underneath a glacier.  Moraine State Park received its name because at least four continental glaciers have reached their greatest extent near the park, leaving their signatures on the landscape.

Lake Arthur was created in 1968 by damming Muddy Creek and is a smaller version of a glacial lake that was in the area.  By 1970 Lake Arthur reached its full level.