Humbug Mountain State Park Picnic AreaPicnic area at Humbug State Park, west of Highway 101 at the base of Humbug Mountain
In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) initiated the development of Humbug Mountain State Park. From their camp, located on park property, the CCC enrollees undertook construction of roads and a trail to the top of Humbug Mountain, benches and fireplaces, park buildings, and provision of a water system.
At the time, the trail to the top of the 1750-foot-tall Humbug Mountain distinguished the park and the CCC enrollees’ accomplishments there.
"41 CCC Camps Planned: Winter Program Enlarges Summer Number by Two," Oregonian. September 20, 1934. p. 6.
Armstrong, Chester H. (1965) History of the Oregon State Parks. Salem: Oregon State Parks Publication, p. 24, 141.
Humbug Mountain, Oregon State Parks Website (viewed April 8, 2022): https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=40
"Untold Beauty Offered by 60 State Parks in Oregon," Oregonian. May 24, 1940. p. 34.
Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on June 5, 2022.
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