CCC Camp Benson (former) – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Benson State Park - once the site of CCC Camp Benson 

One of three Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps located in the Columbia River Gorge, CCC Camp Benson occupied what was then the City of Portland’s Benson Park between 1933 and 1935. Enrollees at this early CCC camp made significant contributions… read more

CCC Camp Wyeth / Cascade Locks (former) – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

CCC Wygant Park, Side Camp at Wyeth OR - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Located approximately five to seven miles east of Cascade Locks, CCC Camp Wyeth/Cascade Locks (Camp F-7) was one of the longest operating Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the Columbia River Gorge. The US Forest Service’s Wyeth Campground currently operates on… read more

Clear Lake Day Use Area (Clear Lake Forest Camp) – Willamette National Forest OR

Clear Lake Picnic Pavilion - Willamette National Forest 

During the summer and fall of 1937, Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees from CCC camps Belknap and Cascadia/Mary Creek developed recreational facilities at Clear Lake. Improvements at the time provided opportunities for camping, picnicking and hiking. Today, the site operates as… read more

Colonial Parkway – Yorktown VA

Colonial Parkway Entrance

Colonial Parkway is part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park. It is a scenic 23-mile parkway that links together Virginia’s Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Different portions of the parkway were built between 1930 and… read more

Desert Experimental Range Station Improvements – Pine Valley UT

In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed living quarters, roads, fences and a well at the Desert Experimental Range Station in Pine Valley UT. The station was established in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover, who set aside an 87-square-mile… read more

Eagle Creek Campground and Picnic Area – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Landscaped Pathways at Eagle Creek Campground

Although the Eagle Creek Campground opened as the first “auto camp” in the northwest region in 1915, Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) workers made significant improvements to the campground from 1934 to 1937. As early as August 1934, the Oregonian reported that “Eagle… read more

Fish Lake Remount Depot/Fish Lake Guard Station Historic District – Willamette National Forest OR

Fish Lake Remount Depot Barn & Corral

By constructing several buildings and the necessary facilities for management of mules and horses, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers played an integral role in  transforming the Fish Lake Guard Station into the Fish Lake Remount Depot. To operate in the… read more