Allison Ranger Station, Snow Mountain Ranger District – Malheur National Forest OR

Located in the Snow Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest (transferred from the Ochoco National Forest in 2003), the Allison Ranger Station can be described as historically  significant given its age and continuous use in the administration of… read more

Apple Creek Campground – Umpqua National Forest OR

Apple Creek campground - North Umpqua National Forest OR

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a camp at Steamboat Creek from 1933 to 1941. It was a US Forest Service camp serving Umpqua National Forest.  The enrollees made many improvements along the North Umpqua River, including campgrounds, trails and… read more

Barclay House – Oregon City OR

View of Barclay House from Center Street (northwest perspective) with McLoughlin House shown to the south

Currently serving as the National Park Service’s administrative office for the Fort Vancouver – McLoughlin House Unit, the Dr. Forbes Barclay House shares more than proximity with its better-known neighbor (the McLoughlin House). The two structures not only housed important… read more

Bly Ranger Station Compound – Bly OR

“The Civilian Conservation Corps and local experienced men, under the supervision of the U.S. Forest Service, constructed the Bly Ranger Station compound between 1936 and 1942. The compound, made up of both administrative and residential buildings, continues to service and… read more

Camp Sisters Improvements – Camp Sherman OR

CCC Camp Sisters

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Sisters (F-110, Company #1454) at Camp Sherman, Oregon operated near the headwaters of the Metolius River in Jefferson County from 1933 to 1942. It was just one of the average 60 CCC camps that… read more

Camp White Branch (White Branch Ski Area) – Willamette National Forest OR

Interest in winter sports, particularly skiing, grew in Oregon during the 1920s. Given the Willamette National Forest (WNF) management’s commitment to recreation and the availability of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor, US Forest Service Staff worked with local outdoor groups… read more

Canton Creek Campground – Steamboat OR

Shelter, Canton Creek campground - Steamboat OR

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working out of the Steamboat CCC Camp under the US Forest Service built four campgrounds nearby, including Canton Creek.  The campgrounds were all built sometime between 1933 and 1941, probably earlier than later in this… read more

Cape Lookout State Park – Tillamook OR

Cape Lookout State Park beach and picnic area

Acquired for state park use in 1935, the State Park plans for this beautiful stretch of coastline in Tillamook County initially focused on its use as an undeveloped, natural preserve. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees built the first major improvement,… read more

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area – Yachats OR

West Shelter, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area - Yachats OR

After the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a camp in 1933 at the foot of Cape Perpetua, the young men began to develop the area currently known as the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area for public recreational use.  Their projects included… read more

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor (Cape Sebastian State Park) – Gold Beach OR

View from Cape Sebastian State Scenic CorridorResize

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees began development of the 537-acre Cape Sebastian State Park as early as October 1934. The promontory, covered by spruce forest, offers striking views of the Pacific below. CCC workers developed the roads and trails necessary… read more

CCC Camp Belknap (former) – Willamette National Forest

Plaque Honoring the CCC Enrollees of Camp Belknap - Willamette National Forest OR

Contributing improvements in forest management and recreation development, CCC Camp Belknap operated in the Willamette National Forest for five years. From spring 1933 to summer 1938, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees strung phone lines through the forest, and constructed roads… read more

CCC Camp Benson (former) – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Benson State Park - once the site of CCC Camp Benson 

One of three Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps located in the Columbia River Gorge, CCC Camp Benson occupied what was then the City of Portland’s Benson Park between 1933 and 1935. Enrollees at this early CCC camp made significant contributions… read more