Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 under President Herbert Hoover. Like many other extant refuges, it was improved during the New Deal by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) working under the Bureau of Biological Survey (which became… read more
“In 1934, the United States Government bought Lake Mattamuskeet and created Mattamuskeet Migratory Bird Refuge. The purchase included all physical structures and improvements on the land, including the Pumping Station. The Mattamuskeet Drainage District ceased to exist and the lake… read more
Earth dam, now partly destroyed, that until recently impounded a lake originally of 17 acre. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1934 an 1935.
Approx. 3-4 acre lake impounded by earth dam at west end. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934.
Roughly 1.5-acre lake impounded by earth dam with riprap, concrete outlet. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)’s Camp Fernow, which housed Company #183, was stationed at Natchaug State Forest in Eastford, Connecticut. The camp was established June 29, 1933 and was discontinued May 28, 1941. Among other projects independently listed on other pages,… read more
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
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
3 CCC camps were actively involved in the park’s development from 1933-1942. In addition to repairing the pond and building Parker Dam, the CCC cleared beaches and bought a bathhouse and other bathing facilities. They also carried out extensive reforestation… read more
The CCC worked to develop Pittsfield State Forest during the 1930s. From BerkshireWeb.com: “In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted large tracts of spruce and red pine on the former grazing land. They also constructed roads, dams, and… read more
Prince William Forest Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), with help from skilled workers of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), from 1935 to 1942. It was then known as Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area (the name was changed… read more
The Civilian Conservation Corps built recreation facilities at the Robber’s Cave State Park. “Located four miles north of Wilburton on State Highway 2, Robbers Cave State Park, originally Latimer State Park (name changed in 1936), encompasses more than eight thousand… read more
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is in Coronado National Forest at the northeast corner of Tucson AZ. At the behest of the city of Tucson and Pima County, it was developed out of former mining and grazing land in the Santa… read more
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completed Hominy Ridge Lake between 1937 and 1938. The lake is around 11 acre and is impounded by an earth dam.
“…the vast New Deal flood-control project (1938-42) that dammed the Tallahatchie River and created Sardis Lake, an artificial reservoir that covered hundreds of square miles in western Lafayette and eastern Panola counties. The dam itself was a giant, mile-long mound… read more
The CCC worked to develop Savoy Mountain State Forest during the 1930s. From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: “Savoy Mountain State Forest was created in 1918 with the purchase of 1,000 acres of this abandoned farmland…. read more
WPA work on the park included “cleaning out the lake, building 3,000 feet of rubble masonry retaining walls, one foot bridge, repairs to fish hatchery, four new growing pools, repairs to superintendent’s residence, a new garage, five tourist cabins, construction… read more