Pactola Lake Camp Site – Black Hills National Forest SD

Description

“Camp F-4 was part of a national CCC program to renovate forests and build more recreation areas. Work projects, supervised by the USDA Forest Service, included tree thinning, pruning and planting, fire prevention and suppression; rodent, insect and disease control, grazing land improvement and recreation area development. Enrollees removed dead, diseased, suppressed and excess trees (used for posts, poles and firewood) from hundreds of acres of pine leaving enough trees to produce good quality lumber. They removed flammable debris from forests and nearby areas and quelled forest fires. CCs built firetrails and roads and erected dams, wells and fences for livestock. They manned sidecamps to build more roads, spread grasshopper bait, built Victoria dam and helped erect Sheridan dam.”

Source notes

http://www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camps_South_Dakota.html
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMGBXC_Civilian_Conservation_Corps_Camp_F_4

Project originally submitted by Natalie Heneghan on November 21, 2014.

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Location Info


Black Hills National Forest
SD

Coordinates: 44.068128, -103.483623

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