Hetch Hetchy Comfort Station – Yosemite National Park CA

Description

A comfort station at the end of Evergreen Road above O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy reservoir was almost surely built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, judging by the construction. 

The building is done in classic National Park rustic style, with walls constructed of large boulders. Comfort station is the name used at the time for restrooms with additional washing facilities, which this one does not appear to have; hence, it is literally just a ‘restroom’.

There is no written record we can find of this structure, perhaps because of the poor relations between the National Park Service and the City of San Francisco, which built the dam that flooded the park’s second grandest canyon.  

The building is still in use.

Source notes

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on February 20, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Evergreen Road
Yosemite National Park, CA 94389

Coordinates: 37.9455, -119.783

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