Groton State Forest – Groton VT

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop Groton State Forest and multiple state parks attendant with the state forest, including New Discovery, Kettle Pond, Stillwater, and Ricker Pond State Parks. The CCC conducted reforestation work, developed trails and roads, and constructed campgrounds and shelters.

According to a 1988 Groton State Forest History Guide, the CCC road started the construction of the main forest road (Route 232).

 

Source notes

http://www.grotonvt.com/Recreation/Parks/State%20Parks.htm

"Our Mark on This Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in America's Parks," by Ren & Helen Davis

Groton State Forest History Guide, 1988, State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Available online: https://vtstateparks.com/assets/pdf/grotonforesthistory.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 16, 2017.
Additional contributions by Nathan McClintock.

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Location Info


Groton State Forest
Groton, VT

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 44.276, -72.279

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