Mount Rainier National Park – WA

Mount Rainier was the nation’s fifth National Park, established 1899. During the Great Depression the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps greatly aided the park’s development. NPS.gov: “The Civilian Conservation Corps was busily building and repairing park lands and structures from… read more

Mount Tom State Reservation – Holyoke MA

According to the Wikipedia page for Mount Tom, “In 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps assisted with the construction of reservation structures and park roads; their work also remains visible today.”

Myakka River State Park – Sarasota FL

The CCC did extensive work creating Myakka River State Park between 1934 and 1941. According to the Florida Public Architecture blog, it was the only camp in Florida established by an African-American division of the CCC, reminding the visitor that… read more

Natchez Trace State Park – Wildersville TN

This Tennessee state park was developed by several New Deal  “on land bought from residents who could no longer farm the land due to erosion.” (wikipedia.org) “Three New Deal agencies, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC),… read more

New Discovery State Park – Marshfield VT

The CCC did extensive work at multiple sites within New Discovery State Park, one of several parks located within the Groton State Forest. “In 1933, CCC Company 146 from Rhode Island was stationed along the road to Osmore Pond. Approximately… read more

New Germany State Park – Grantsville MD

CCC-built structures at New Germany State Park, that are still in use today, include a recreation building, cabins, and picnic shelters. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, “Today the Recreation Hall (Rec Hall) is the site for many… read more

Nichols Park – Henryetta OK

“Nichols Park is a municipal park developed between 1938 and 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service (NPS). The park is located two miles south of downtown Henryetta in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma… Beginning in October… read more

Nipmuck State Forest – Union CT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.)’s Camp Graves operated between May 27, 1933 and April 22, 1936 at Nipmuck State Forest in Union, Connecticut. Among the C.C.C. accomplishments were “8 miles of truck trails” and “fire suppression on the Connecticut—Massachusetts border.”… read more

Norris Dam State Park – Lake City TN

“Norris Dam State Park is a state park in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park is situated along the shores of Norris Lake, an impoundment of the Clinch River created by the completion… read more

Oglebay Park – Wheeling WV

“During the 1930s numerous improvement projects were carried out through federal relief programs. A Civilian Conservation Corps Camp of about 200 young men was located in the beech woods where the former Caddy Camp building stands. Gift and loans were… read more

Otter River State Forest – Baldwinville MA

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, “After the state acquired the land, it was reforested with groves of pines which were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC also built the… read more

Park Improvements – Crater Lake National Park OR

“The ultimate direction of development in the parks became an important issue due to the increase in construction activity during the administration of President Herbert Hoover. To ensure that this activity was proceeding in an orderly fashion, long-term planning was… read more

Patapsco Valley State Park – Ellicott City MD

“Conservation efforts began in the river valley in 1907 when the Patapsco State Forest Reserve was established. During the Depression years of the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted trees and built trails, picnic areas, campsites… read more

Patrick’s Point State Park: Trails and Viewpoints – Trinidad CA

Trail to Wedding Rock, Patrick's Point State Park - Trinidad CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) did major work developing Patrick’s Point State Park, which had just been purchase by the new State Parks Commission in 1929. The work was carried out between 1933 and 1937 by the men of Company 1903… read more

Perrot State Park – Trempealeau WI

“Perrot State Park is a state park in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers. The 1,270-acre (514 ha) park features spectacular views of steep limestone bluffs and the river valleys.” CCC work: roads, campground,… read more