Montauk State Park – Salem MO

“Montauk State Park is located on 633 acres of land in the southern portion of Dent County, twenty-one miles southwest of Salem, Missouri. The outstanding natural feature of the park is a spring that forms an excellent trout stream near… read more

Moran State Park – Olga WA

Moran State Park opened in 1921 when Robert Moran, shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle, donated more than 2,700-acres to the state for a park. Most of the trails, roads, bridges, and buildings in the park were built by the… read more

Mount Greylock State Reservation – Lanesborough MA

The CCC conducted extensive work on Mount Greylock State Reservation between 1933 and 1942. From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: “The Mount Greylock Summit, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains an exceptional collection… read more

Mount Mitchell State Park – Burnsville NC

“The newly established Department of Conservation and Development…immediately requested a CCC work camp for Mount Mitchell… …the upper reaches of the East’s highest mountain underwent a remarkable transformation. Fire prevention crews fanned out along the trails and parking areas, clearing… 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

Namekagon Lake Picnic Shelter and Campground – Chequamegon National Forest WI

A partnership between the Forest Service and Works Progress Administration resulted in a rudimentary picnic shelter and campground at Namekagon Lake in northern Wisconsin’s Chequamegon National Forest. Originally, the shelter had changing rooms at each end which were later removed…. 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

Nickerson State Park – Brewster MA

From the Friends of Nickerson State Park website: “the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC) constructed the first roads, camping sites, parking and picnic areas near Flax Pond. CCC workers also planted 88,000 white pine hemlock and spruce trees.” Hathitrust.org: “Extensive developments… read more

North Chagrin Reservation – Mayfield OH

Multiple New Deal agencies worked to develop the North Chagrin Reservation outside Cleveland, Ohio. “Over the course of the 1930s the reservation was modernized with graded roads, permanent trails, sewage and water infrastructure, and shelter houses, much of this construction… read more

Orchard Beach State Park – Manistee MI

“Orchard Beach State Park is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, two miles north of the center of Manistee. The park’s 211 acres are split by M-110 and it is the portion west of the highway, comprising 57 acres,… 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

Overlook Park Shelter and Comfort Station – Portland OR

Acquired by the City of Portland in 1930, the ten-acre Overlook Park required improvements during the Depression years if it were to serve adequately the north Portland Overlook neighborhood, which had reached full development during the 1920s real estate boom…. read more