Shelton Wayside County Park (Shelton State Park; Camp Shelton) – Fossil OR

Description

During the summer of 1935, the Oregonian newspaper announced that among Oregon’s 67 Civilian Conservation Camps that summer one would be located at Shelton State Park in Wheeler County. The 200 member work crew made improvements in the state park along with other tasks associated with CCC workers, such as reforestation work and fire fighting, and road construction.

Shelton Wayside Park is the park’s current name. It is located approximately ten miles southeast of Fossil on Highway 19.

Source notes

"More CCC Camps Slated in State," Oregonian. April 24, 1935. p. 9.

Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on June 22, 2021.

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Location Info


42853 Highway 19
Fossil, OR 97830

Coordinates: 44.895184676481506, -120.08648627641207

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