Alta Ski Resort Development – Alta UT

Alta Lodge c 1940 - Alta UT

The New Deal gave a huge boost to the development of Alta Ski Resort in the 1930s and early 1940s.  The work involved the US Forest Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. Alta is the second… read more

Cape Perpetua Campground – Yachats OR

Adjacent to Cape Creek at the foot of Cape Perpetua, the Cape Perpetua Campground marks the site of the original Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in this part of the Siuslaw National Forest. A small crew of CCC workers lived… read more

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area – Yachats OR

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a camp in 1933 at the foot of Cape Perpetua and occupied the site until WWII. The men completed several projects in the area currently known as the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, including the… read more

CCC Cape Creek Camp (Former) – Yachats OR

On April 5th, 1933, the day that the executive order forming the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was signed, officials of the U.S. Forest Service announced that they would select land near Cape Perpetua for one of the largest of the… 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

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

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

Oregon State Forester’s Office Building: Exterior – Salem OR

The Oregon State Forester’s Office was designed by a US Forest Service architect and constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers after preparation of the site by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,… read more

Sims Flat Campground (former CCC Camp) – Sims CA

The Sims Flat Campground on the Sacramento River at Sims Road is occupies a former  Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp.  It is unknown to us when the US Forest Service opened a public campground at this site, but some traces… read more

The Spruces Campground – Big Cottonwood Canyon UT

The Utah Outdoor Association, working with the local Forest Service office in the Wasatch National Forest, created the Community Camp in 1921.  It was built on the site of a former tree nursery put there c. 1900 to reforest Big Cottonwood Canyon,… read more