Former CCC camp - Boonville NY
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a camp (S-122) just east of Boonville, New York. The site lies within the Hogsback State Forest on the south side of Woodgate Road (County Road 61) leading to State Route 28, which runs across the Adirondack Park.
From this camp, the CCC ‘boys’ carried out forestry projects around the west side of the park, such as planting trees, forest thinning, eradication of pests, and fire suppression. They built truck trails for fire fighting around the hamlet of Otter Lake and reforested 1700 acres around Lyonsdale. Boys from this camp also built Pixley Falls State Park south of Boonville and helped with restocking streams with trout.
A full list of all projects done from this camp is provided on p 82 of Podsk0ch, 2011.
The camp was subsequently used as a prisoner of war facility during World War II and is now a New York Department of Conservation field headquarters. It is unknown to us whether any of the present buildings date back to the CCC camp.
Podskoch, Martin. 2011. Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC. East Hampton CT: Podskoch Press, pp. 81-82.
(Photograph of CCC enrollees found on p. 81)
Mitch Lee, local historian & storyteller from Inlet NY, [email protected] /PO Box 142 Inlet NY 13360
Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on November 20, 2018.
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