Tollgate Campground – Rhododendron OR


The Tollgate Campground lies on Highway 26 in the Mount Hood National Forest, close to the village of Rhododendron OR.  It was built by Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) workers from the Zigzag CCC camp – one of many recreational facilities created by the CCC around Mount Hood during the New Deal, chiefly to serve the Portland area. This relatively small, day-use campground features a classic CCC picnic shelter and unusual stone fireplaces.



Source notes

Alison T. Otis, William D. Honey, Thomas C. Hogg, and Kimberly K. Lakin, THE FOREST SERVICE AND THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS: 1933-42. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, FS -395 (August 1986)

Chapter 14  is devoted solely to Mt. Hood, no doubt because, as the authors say: "Personnel on the Mount Hood Forest have recently examined and recorded data on CCC projects and resources. Nearly all known CCC structures have been inventoried. The description includes location, physical characteristics, and historical significance. A stimulus to some district inventories has been E. Gail Throop's research on CCC architecture within Region 6."

Project originally submitted by Joan Greer on June 11, 2018.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Rhododendron, OR 97049

Coordinates: 45.322146 , -121.905497

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