Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park – Carmel NY

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop during the 1930s what is now known as Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. NYSParks.com: “The original core of land around and including Canopus Lake was developed through the use of the Civilian… read more

Colossal Cave Mountain Park: Cave Access – Vail AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) carried out major work at Colossal Cave and the surrounding park north of Vail AZ (now a suburb of Tucson, but far to the east in the 1930s). They improved access for visitors to the… read more

Conchas Lake State Park – Conchas NM

“Conchas Dam is the oldest and one of the largest water projects of the US Army Corps of Engineers in New Mexico. Begun under the New Deal’s Emergency Relief Act of 1935, the construction of the dam and associated facilities… read more

Daingerfield State Park – Daingerfield TX

Daingerfield State Park, located in Morris County, Texas, is a 506.913-acre recreational area (including an 80-surface-acre lake), deeded in 1935 by private owners and opened in 1938. The park offers picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and nature study. The… read more

Denali National Park and Mount McKinley National Park Headquarters District – Healy AK

The CCC worked at what is now Denali National Park for two summers in 1938 and 1939. “The Mount McKinley National Park Headquarters District in what is now called Denali National Park was the original administrative center of the park…. read more

Devils Tower National Monument – Devils Tower WY

Devils Tower is a dramatic igneous rock formation rising 1,267 feet above the surrounding area. It and the surrounding area were declared a national monument in 1906. “From 1935-1938 a CCC camp was located there. Practically all the improvements on… read more

Dolliver Memorial State Park – Lehigh IA

“C.C.C. Company 2725 established camp DSP-3 (now SP-6) in Dolliver Memorial State Park on August 7, 1934, and immediately set to work constructing a series of barracks (Fig,.10) and a shop (Fig. 11). Aerial photography of Webster County from 1939… read more

Double Lake Recreation Area (Sam Houston National Forest) – New Waverly TX

Sam Houston National Forest comprises three counties—Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker—that have been occupied for millennia. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed Double Lake Recreation Area, on the east side of the land, and surrounding a 24-acre lake, in 1937…. read more

Dry Valley CCC Camp – Monticello UT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a camp 23 miles north of Monticello  in San Juan County, in the southeast corner of Utah. CCC teams worked around Dry Valley, Indian Creek, Blanding, Monticello and La Sal, building fences and corrals; flood… 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

Eastern New Mexico State Park (former) – Portales NM

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the former Eastern New Mexico State Park, occasionally referred to as “Blackwater Draw Park”, ca. 1934-6. Flynn: “This CCC-built site was originally created to reforest 9,600 acres of that Dust Bowl area. Later the state… read more

Eastern Sierra Nevada Improvements – CCC Camp Galena – Washoe County NV

“As the demise of the CCC program neared, the Forest Service escalated CCC work along the eastern Sierra Nevada, in western Nevada. Still, the program at Camp Galena was modest in comparison to the large programs at Camps Paradise, Lamoille,… read more

F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain GA

F. D. Roosevelt State Park is the largest state park in Georgia: “Many facilities within the park were built by FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including stone cabins overlooking the mountain, a Liberty Bell-shaped swimming pool, and… read more

Flandrau State Park – New Ulm MN

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the WPA built several stone structures that visitors can still enjoy today. The Wikipedia page for Flandrau State Park indicates that both the WPA and CCC engaged in extensive work in the… read more

Forest Service Ranger Station & Horsethief Basin Recreation Area – Crown King AZ

Crown King Forest Ranger Station

“Named for the historic mining district, the Crown King Ranger Station includes numerous structures and buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1938. The office and residence were designed in the Bungalow/Craftsman style with timbered gables and… read more

Freetown-Fall River State Forest – Assonet MA

The CCC assisted in the creation of this state forest between 1933 and 1942. From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: “The well preserved CCC roads and water holes illustrate the importance of the CCC in creating… read more

French Creek State Park – Douglassville PA

“During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Federal government purchased much of the land used for charcoal production as part of a national project to reclaim marginal lands. This project provided jobs and improved local economies by developing recreation… read more

General Improvements – Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks CA

A giant sequoia in General Grant Grove -Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks CA

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Parks were created separately, but because they are contiguous they are administered today by the National Park Service (NPS) as a single unit. Sequoia was the third national park, created in 1893, while Kings… read more

Gifford Woods State Park – Killington VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Vermont’s Gifford Woods State Park during the 1930s. “Development of Gifford Woods State Park began in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps …  In 1933 and 1934, CCC crews constructed the park office and… read more