Cockaponset State Forest – Middlesex County CT

Description

In operation from Dec. 9, 1933 to Jul. 30, 1941, C.C.C. Camp Filley conducted extensive development work in the Cockaponset State Forest in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Camp Hadley, Company #2101, also operated on this site, from Sept. 5, 1935 to Apr. 4, 1941. Projects included tree planting; renovations to the Forest Ranger’s house; construction of a lumber shed, garage, brick charcoal kiln, a picnic shelter, and clean-up after the flood of 1936 in the town of Middletown.

Work also included development at Chatfield Hollow State Park, designated as such in 1949. It was originally a Civilian Conservation Corps recreation area within Cockaponset State Forest.

Source notes

Historical Museum of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Shenipsit State Forest: exhibit information

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 19, 2018.

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Location Info


Cockaponset State Forest
CT

Coordinates: 41.434409, -72.535858

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