McCormick’s Creek State Park – Spencer IN

Description

McCormick’s Creek State Park received the first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp in Indiana. The 589th CCC company was active from December of 1933 to July of 1935. After the CCC laborers were relocated in 1935, WPA laborers arrived and continued to build improvements for the park. In 1940 a handful of CCC laborers returned to the camp. The CCC and WPA laborers contributed to a wide range of projects. The New Deal agencies helped create trails, shelters, a bridge, telephone wires, an amphitheater, dams, clearings for campgrounds, cabins, and more. To enhance the outdoors experience projects exhibited designs that were rustic and harmonious with their surroundings, using native materials.

Source notes

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, survey report of McCormick's Creek State Park
National Register: New Deal Resources in Indiana State Parks
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Historic Site and Structures Inventory

Project originally submitted by Indiana Division of Historic Preservation/Nicole Cory on June 21, 2014.

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Location Info


250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460

Coordinates: 39.2926896, -86.71903420000001

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