Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center – Beltsville MD

Main building, Wallace Agricultural Research Center - Beltsville MD

The Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, or BARC, is a unit of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. BARC is the largest agricultural research complex in the world. It was founded in 1910 and greatly… read more

Hetch Hetchy Comfort Station – Yosemite National Park CA

Comfort station at Hetch Hetchy - Yosemite National Park CA

A comfort station at the end of Evergreen Road above O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy reservoir was almost surely built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, judging by the construction.  The building is done in classic National… read more

Hoback Guard Station – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

Hoback Guard Station – Bridger-Teton NF WY

In 1935, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers stationed in the Bridger-Teton National Forest constructed three buildings for the Hoback Guard Station: an office/dwelling, a shed, and a garage.  There is a fourth building on the site that is not CCC…. read more

Honeyman State Park: Bathhouse – Florence OR

Bathhouse and terrace, Honeyman State Park - Florence OR

From 1936 to 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Honeyman State Park, just south of Florence, Oregon, under the supervision of the National Park Service (NPS).  The parkland had been purchased by the state from 1930 to 1936. Honeyman… read more

Honeyman State Park: Cleawox Picnic Area – Florence OR

Picnic shelter #1, Honeyman State Park - Florence OR

From 1936 to 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Honeyman State Park, just south of Florence, Oregon, under the supervision of the National Park Service (NPS).  The parkland had been purchased by the state from 1930 to 1936. Honeyman… read more

Hoover Dam – Boulder City NV

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, originally called “Boulder Dam”, is the anchor of the entire Colorado River water storage and management system.  It lies in Black Canyon (not Boulder Canyon) at the southern tip of Nevada, on the Arizona border, and creates the… read more

Horse Creek Group Campground – Willamette National Forest OR

Group Picnic Facilities at Horse Creek Campground - Willamette National Forest OR

Among the first of their recreation related construction projects, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees from Camp Belknap laid out and built the Horse Creek Campground in 1934. The group campground is located one-and-a-half miles south of McKenzie Bridge on the… read more

Imperial Dam and All-American Canal Project – CA

Imperial Dam, far view

Imperial Dam was built by the Bureau of Reclamation during the New Deal as a feature of the Boulder Canyon Project, along with Hoover Dam and Parker Dam, on the lower Colorado River.  It lies 17 miles above Yuma, Arizona. It is the… read more

Improvements – Dixie National Forest UT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made various improvements in the Dixie National Forest in 1935, including lookout shelters, roads, trails and comfort stations (restrooms) at Blow Hard Mountain and Brian Head Peak. A CCC camp had been established at Zion… read more

Keystone Work Center – Medicine Bow National Forest WY

Keystone Work Center Entrance - Medicine Bow National Forest WY

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews from the Chimney Park Camp (F-17-W) in Laramie, Wyoming constructed two log structures for the Keystone Work Center from 1939 to 1942. Located on the southeastern slopes of Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Mountain Range, the Keystone… read more

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park: Twin CCC Camps – Lompoc CA

Two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps were established at what is today the La Purísima Mission State Historical Park: Camp La Purísima and Camp Lompoc.  They were built back-to-back on the mesa above La Purísima Mission, but housed two separate companies… read more

Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge – Dunn Center ND

Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1939 by Executive Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (which wikipedia incorrectly calls an act of Congress in 1938).  The land was purchased and administered by the Bureau of Biological Survey (which… read more

Land’s End Observatory – Grand Mesa CO

Land's End Observatory - Grand Mesa C

In the 1936-37, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) build the stone observatory (later visitor’s center) at Land’s End on the western tip of Grand Mesa. It was built in the Rustic Style popular in… read more

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Improvements – Moffit ND

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 under President Herbert Hoover.  Like many other extant refuges, it was improved during the New Deal by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) working under the Bureau of Biological Survey (which became… read more

Longbow Organization Camp (Longbow Forest Camp) – Willamette National Forest OR

Longbow Camp Creekside Shelter

Originally named the Longbow Forest Camp, the Longbow Organization Camp is a group facility constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest (WNF).  Starting during the winter season of 1937-1938,… read more

Mathews Drop Dam – Caliente NV

Mathews Drop Dam

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed what is locally known as the “Mathews Drop structure” northeast of Caliente, Nevada. Its construction was meant to “stop gully erosion along the Meadow Valley Wash, slowing floodwaters and stopping head-cutting along a portion… read more

Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge – Swanquarter NC

Mattamuskeet Migratory Bird (later Wildlife) Refuge was established in 1934, primarily as a refuge for migratory birds along the Atlantic flyway.  It was one of the first refuges created under President Franklin Roosevelt, an ardent bird fancier and conservationist, and… read more

McKenzie Bridge Campground – Willamette National Forest OR

Picnic and Campsite at McKenzie Bridge Campground - Willamette National Forest OR

Also referred to as the McKenzie River Campground, the McKenzie Bridge Campground was among the first campgrounds built with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor in the Willamette National Forest (WNF). The forest supervisor prioritized recreation projects in the WNF, setting… read more

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge – Medicine Lake MT

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in northeastern Montana between the Missouri River and the Canadian border. Medicine Lake NWR encompasses 31,702 acres and consists of the 28,438-acre north tract, which includes Medicine Lake, and seventeen smaller water units…. read more

Mingus Mountain Lookout – Prescott National Forest AZ

The historic Mingue Mountain fire lookout tower was [most likely] built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) working under the supervision of the US Forest Service. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The NRHP Nomination… read more

Monument Ridge Fire Lookout – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

Monument Ridge Fire Lookout – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees stationed in the Bridger-Teton National Forest of Wyoming constructed the Monument Ridge Fire Lookout in 1941. The structure is the only remaining fire lookout in Wyoming assembled with precut logs. The wooden cabin looks over… read more

Moon Lake Dam and Reservoir – Mountain Home UT

The US Bureau of Reclamation built the Moon Lake dam and reservoir in 1935-38. Water supply from the reservoir began in 1938.  The curb and parapet were added in 1940-41. Funding came from the Public Works Administration (PWA). Moon Lake… read more

Moon Lake Project: CCC Camp – Bridgeland UT

The US Bureau of Reclamation built the Moon Lake Reclamation Project in 1935-41, with the assistance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  It provides irrigation water for the the Moon Lake Water Users Association in the Duchesne Valley of northeastern Utah…. read more

Moon Lake Project: Distribution Canals – Duchesne Valley UT

The US Bureau of Reclamation built the Moon Lake Reclamation Project 1935-41, with the assistance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  It provides irrigation water for the Moon Lake Water Users Association in the Duchesne Valley of northeastern Utah Moon Lake… read more

Moon Lake Project: Midview Dam and Lake Boreham – Myton UT

Midview Dam was constructed between 1935 and 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the supervision of the Bureau of Reclamation.  It was built as off-stream storage for the Moon Lake Reclamation Project in the Duchesne Valley of… read more

Moraine Park Museum – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Moraine Park Museum - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Moraine Park, a large valley in the southeastern portion of Rocky Mountain National Park, is home to the Moraine Park Museum.  The building was formerly a private lodge built in 1923.  Both Moraine Park (a glacial valley) and Moraine Lodge… read more