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Location DB > United States > Maryland > Bel Air > Atkisson Dam
Atkisson Dam
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created by SpookyDan on 11/10/2005 2:55 AM
last modified by SpookyDan on 11/10/2005 3:15 AM
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A Dam in the middle of the woods. The area is pretty quiet except for the ocassional hiker or swimmers in the summer.
 Basic Information
Type: Dam
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Bel Air, Maryland
United States
Owner: Harford County Board of Education
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • water
  • falling
  •  Interesting Features
    The dam is good for a simple exploration and a relaxing hike. For those of you that like drains there is also a tunnel or some sort of spillway which you will see in my photos.
     Security Measures
  • none
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Waders or waterproof boots
    During World War Two , the farm on this land was condemned by the U.S. Government and acquired along with four other tracts of land along Winter's Run. The U.S. Army constructed Atkisson Dam, creating a 75 acre lake which was to ensure an adequate water supply for the Army Chemical Center. The entire farm was vacated and the area was guarded by soldiers 24 hours a day.

    In 1948 the property was declared surplus property. Through the efforts of Dr. Charles Willis, Superintendent of Schools, the property was given to the Harford County Board of Education under a lease for 25 years. The property is comprised of 245 acres of land and a 75 acre lake.
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    Feet Wet
    Thu, Nov 10th, 2005
    posted by SpookyDan
    8 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mickael on 4/7/2006 8:31 PM.

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  • on Apr 7 06 at 20:31, Mickael validated this location
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:21, SpookyDan updated gallery picture atkisson08.jpg
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:20, SpookyDan updated gallery picture atkisson07.jpg
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:20, SpookyDan updated gallery picture atkisson06.jpg
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:15, SpookyDan changed the following: Recommended Equipment
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:14, SpookyDan changed the following: Hazards
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:14, SpookyDan made this location public
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:13, SpookyDan made this location available
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:13, SpookyDan updated gallery picture atkisson05.jpg
  • on Nov 10 05 at 3:13, SpookyDan updated gallery picture atkisson04.jpg
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