Lake Owen, located within the Chequamegon National Forest in northern Wisconsin, features a typical Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) wood frame park shelter on its northeast shore. Upon completion, the shelter had changing rooms for men and women, which have since been removed. A stone fireplace remains.
The shelter underwent significant structural changes in 1960 is thus ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Lake Owen is a popular spot for camping, boating, picnicking, and swimming. Hikers can access the North Country National Scenic Trail from the parking area adjacent to this shelter.
Forest Service CCC Heritage Tour - Washburn Ranger District: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5425994.pdf Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, "Lake Owen Bathhouse", Drummond, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 68191.
Project originally submitted by Natalie Heneghan on August 18, 2015.
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