Hickory Run State Park – White Haven PA

Description

“In 1935, the National Park Service purchased Hickory Run to create a national recreation demonstration area. These areas were placed near large urban centers to provide fresh air recreation for lower class urban dwellers. In 1936, Works Progress Administration workers arrived and began building roads, trails, fire roads, water lines and the group camps. In 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established Camp NP-6. The CCC camp was adjacent to the current campground by the CCC Dam. A playground and open field now occupy the site where 200 young men had their camp.

In 1945, the Hickory Run National Recreation Demonstration Area was transferred to Pennsylvania and became Hickory Run State Park.”

Source notes

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/hickoryrun/index.htm
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/thingstoknow/history/cccyears/index.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 13, 2014.

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Location Info


White Haven, PA 18661

Coordinates: 41.0316, -75.6877

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