Grand Teton National Park – WY

“Camps were set up at several locations in the valley, at Leigh Lake, Lizard Point, and “Hot Springs” near Colter Bay. In 1934, Camp NP-4, the most prominent camp, was built at the south end of Jenny Lake. CCC crews… read more

Green Mountain National Forest – VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont during the 1930s. “The Depression-era legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (established in 1933 as part of Roosevelt’s “New Deal”) is reflected on the Forest. At one time… read more

Groton State Forest – Groton VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop Groton State Forest and multiple state parks attendant with the state forest, including New Discovery, Kettle Pond, Stillwater, and Ricker Pond State Parks. The CCC conducted reforestation work, developed trails and roads,… read more

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge GA

An onsite marker commemorates the extensive work of the CCC at this site, reading in part: “This park was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program sponsored by President Roosevelt. It was administered as… read more

Hartwick Pines State Park – Grayling MI

“Much of the park’s development came to a halt in October 1929 when the Great Depression gripped the country. Work did not resume until the spring of 1933 when the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived at Hartwick… read more

Hickory Run State Park – White Haven PA

“In 1935, the National Park Service purchased Hickory Run to create a national recreation demonstration area. These areas were placed near large urban centers to provide fresh air recreation for lower class urban dwellers. In 1936, Works Progress Administration workers… read more

High Point State Park – Sussex County NJ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) drastically impacted New Jersey’s High Point State Park. In 1933, when “the CCC boys first arrived at High Point Park, they found a relatively undeveloped 11,000-acre parcel of land. … By the time the CCC… read more

International Peace Garden – Dunseith ND

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the International Peace Garden during the 1930s.

Itasca State Park: Development – Park Rapids MN

Between 1933 and 1942, relief workers stationed at two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps and one Works Progress Administration (WPA) camp carried out extensive development of Itasca State Park at the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  They constructed 45 buildings… read more

J. W. Wells State Park – Cedar River MI

The CCC conducted substantial development work at J. W. Wells State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: they constructed roads, signs, kiosks, a pump house, a comfort station, a laundry facility, a bath house, Bay Stone Lodge (was staff residence), cabins,… read more

John James Audubon State Park – Henderson KY

“In 1930, the Henderson Audubon Society requested $100,000 from the Federal government to help construct an Audubon Museum. The Society had a large and growing collection of Audubon artifacts that needed proper housing. National interest in the works of Audubon… read more

Klamath National Forest Improvements – Yerka CA

“The Klamath National Forest (KNF) was sponsor to numerous CCC projects and played host to many camps. Throughout the nine years of the CCC program, the Klamath National Forest had ten base camps and numerous spike camps – many of… read more

Lake Brownwood State Park Improvements – Brownwood TX

Pecan Bayou flooded the city of Brownwood in late September of 1900 causing considerable damage to the business district and washing away the train track that served the city. The citizens of Brown County looked for a way to control… read more