Crystal Lake State Park Bath HousePresent day photo of the Bath House. View of the west and south elevations of the Bath House, following rehabilitation by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
“Crystal Lake State Park consists of the park’s recreational area, the bathhouse, and the thin strip of beachfront land along the northern border of Crystal Lake in Barton, Vermont. Crystal Lake is a glacial lake nestled between the mountains and it is about three miles long and one mile wide. The park has a half a mile of sandy shoreline that extends along the north side of Crystal Lake and there is a marked swimming area with a sandy beach in front of the bathhouse. David Fried designed the bathhouse for the Vermont Forest Service in cooperation with the National Park Service. It serves as the architectural centerpiece at Crystal Lake State Park, and the Civilian Conservation Corps provided the labor for the bathhouse and the park’s construction. The bathhouse was dedicated in a ceremony on July 4, 1942 and has been used as a bathhouse for local townspeople and tourists ever since. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 2005.” (NRHP Nomination Form)
National Register of Historic Places nomination for Crystal Lake State Park. Prepared by Mary H. Stadalnick in December 2004.
Project originally submitted by Devin Colman on August 13, 2014.
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Do you have information on other CCC projects in this area at approximately this same period. My father Lt Emery S. Loud was in command of a camp at West Burke, Vt. For 10 months in 1936, and also was also stationed at North Woodstock and Underhill. I have some photos of the fire at the officers’ quarters in N. Woodstock in 1936 and of the Underhill camp in 1937. I was two at the time, and we lived in Barton. I have always been curious about the work he was assigned. Betsey Detwiler
There is no good repository of CCC projects. If you do not see any on our map, then perhaps an Internet search is your best bet.