Cooper Spur Trail Shelter – Mount Hood National Forest OR

State:
OR

Site Type:
Shelters, Parks and Recreation

New Deal Agencies:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Conservation and Public Lands, Work Relief Programs, US Forest Service (USFS)

Started:
1934

Completed:
1934

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Cooper Spur Trail Shelter was one of several shelters built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) for the use of hikers on the Timberline Trail. The stone hut contains a fireplace with chimney allowing a couple of people to shelter in a storm.  It lies on the northeast flank of Mount Hood.

“…. It was probably built by the Cooper Spur Camp, a side camp of Camp Wyeth at Cascade Locks. The native stone shelter is located on the Hood River Ranger District, about 1 mile south of the Cloud Cap Inn and 50 yards from the intersection of the Timberline Trail and Trail 600-A. The 12 x 12-foot shelter was built in 1934, and has been altered, but it is in excellent, usable condition. It has a more recent flat aluminum roof.” (The Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-1942)

 

Source notes

"Chapter 14: Mt Hood National Forest," The Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-1942. https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/ccc/ccc/chap14.htm  (Viewed October 1, 2021).

Horn, Jon. Cultural resource inventory form, no. 664EA5, Mount Hood National Forest. August 8, 1978: p.1. Located at: Forest Suprevisor's Office, Mount Hood National Forest, Gresham, OR.

Oregon Hikers Website (Viewed October 1, 2021):  Cooper Spur Shelter - Hiking in Portland, Oregon and Washington (oregonhikers.org) 

Site originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on October 1, 2021.
Additional contributions by Claire Carder.

Location Info


Mount Hood, OR Hood River County

Coordinates: 45.38867, -121.66081

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