CCC Ponds Recreation Area - Pinedale WY
In 1933, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers stationed at Camp Fremont in Pinedale, Wyoming built a large system of ponds for environmental and recreational purposes. Additional camp work included a variety of other projects such as reforestation, flood control, and road building.
Following the closure of Camp Fremont in 1942, the CCC Ponds went out of use and became derelict. The ponds were reconstructed in the 1990s, however, and were given thematic names after resident wildlife, including the Fish Pond, Duck Pond, Beaver Pond, and Frog Pond.
Today, the CCC Ponds are a popular recreation area for fishing, walking, biking and watching wildlife. Newly constructed paths and interpretative signage help visitors navigate the area, which is managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
“CCC Ponds Interpretive Site,” U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/btnf/recarea/?recid=82412/
“CCC Ponds/Pinedale Pathway,” U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. https://www.blm.gov/visit/ccc-pondspinedale-pathway.
“CCC Ponds Recreation Area,” Pinedale Travel & Tourism Commission. https://www.visitpinedale.org/destinations/ccc-ponds-recreation-area.
Noble, Ann. “Civilian Conservation Corps,” Sublette County Historic Preservation Board, Sublette.com. https://www.sublette.com/history/ccc/.
Project originally submitted by Shae Corey on September 1, 2022.
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