Hanging Rock State Park – Danbury NC

Hanging Rock State Park was developed as a federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project during the 1930s. “Many facilities in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1935 and 1942. A concrete and earthen dam completed… 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

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

Indiana Dunes State Park – Chesterton IN

The CCC first arrived at the park in 1933. Quarters were soon built for 250 CCC boys. The CCC would help build “trails, bridges, camps, shelter, and more.” (http://friendofindianadunes.org/historic-page/) The CCC also built roads, gatehouses and other facilities. “A CCC… 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

Lake Herington Development – Herington KS

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) were involved in the improvement and development of the park surrounding Lake Herington in Herington, Kansas. 1934: “Herington has been allotted $6,106 from the CWA state… read more

Lake Leatherwood Park – Eureka Springs AR

“This nomination seeks to recognize the entire property comprising Lake Leatherwood Park as a National Register Historic District.  Previously, Lake Leatherwood Dam and Recreational Facilities, consisting of the bathhouse and the picnic shelter, were listed individually in the National Register… read more

Lake Worth Improvements – Fort Worth TX

In addition to Mosque Point, the CCC completed many other projects at Lake Worth. The pictured National Park Service document lists the many projects built by the CCC from 1934-1937, including: foot and auto bridges, several shelters, picnic and campground… read more

Letchworth State Park – Castile NY

A site devoted to the history of the park (www.letchworthparkhistory.com) has compiled an extensive list of CCC work done in the park: During the Great Depression, Letchworth Park was the site of several Civilian Conservation Camps. (See the Glimpse of… read more

Lincoln State Park – Lincoln City IN

Lincoln State Park was occupied by three New Deal agencies from 1933-1942. The first agency to occupy Lincoln Park was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC Company 1543 was active in Lincoln State Park from 1933-1934. The CCC laborers… read more

Mark Twain State Park Improvements – Florida MO

Company 1743 of the CCC was an all-black company that came to Mark Twain State Park from Washington State Park in De Soto.  There was initial resistance to having an all-black company in the area, but the quality of their… read more

Matheson Hammock Park – Coral Gables FL

Miami and the surrounding Dade County were effectively without city or county parks until the 1930s.  The city got its first park in 1925, after which the city was devastated by a hurricane the following year. The county received its… read more

McCormick’s Creek State Park – Spencer IN

McCormick’s Creek State Park received the first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp in Indiana. The 589th CCC company was active from December of 1933 to July of 1935. After the CCC laborers were relocated in 1935, WPA laborers arrived and… read more