CCC Camp Beulah (former) – Vale OR

Beulah reservoir stone marker CCC BR-45 - Vale OR

A spike or side camp of CCC Camp Vale, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Beulah served enrollees during 1939 when they built the basalt stone wall at the crest of the Agency Valley Dam. As indicated by the company number… read more

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CCC Camp Heppner (former) – Heppner OR

In 1935, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers completed Camp Heppner on a site just east of the Morrow County Fairgrounds’ race course and north of the Heppner Highway. From its founding to closure in November 1941, several CCC companies resided… read more

CCC Camp Nehalem (former) – Wheeler OR

CCC Camp Nehalem 

Located nine miles northeast of Wheeler in Tillamook County, Camp Nehalem was the home to Company #2908 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees from 1935 to approximately 1941. Company #2908 was known as the “Oregon Company,” being made up entirely of… read more

CCC Camp Saddle Mountain (former) – Seaside OR

CCC Camp Saddle Mountain, Company #1258 - Seaside OR 

Members of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) #1258 arrived at CCC Camp Saddle Mountain near Seaside and Cannon Beach OR in the summer of 1935. The majority of the Company’s enrollees were from New York. Although the CCC workers occupied tents… read more

CCC Camp Squaw Butte (former) – Burns OR

CCC Camp Squaw Butte - Burns OR

In the  winter of 1935, members of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) #1629 began construction of camp administrative and barracks buildings near Squaw Butte to facilitate CCC work related to the 16,000 acre Squaw Butte Federal Experimental Range Station. Today some… read more

CCC Camp Trask (former) – Tillamook OR

CCC Camp Trask Plaque

From 1935 through May 1941, the area now occupied by the Trask River County Campground served as the site of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Trask. The enrollees stationed at the camp worked primarily on truck trail construction and other… read more

CCC Camp Wyeth / Cascade Locks (former) – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

CCC Wygant Park, Side Camp at Wyeth OR - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR

Located approximately five to seven miles east of Cascade Locks, CCC Camp Wyeth/Cascade Locks (Camp F-7) was one of the longest operating Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the Columbia River Gorge. The US Forest Service’s Wyeth Campground currently operates on… read more

Clark Creek Organization Camp – Willamette National Forest OR

Clark Creek Creek Organization Camp 

The Clark Creek Organization Camp is a group campground constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps with the US Forest Service in the late 1930s. As noted on the onsite commemorative plaque: “Clark Creek Organization Camp was built by Company 965… read more

Clear Lake Cutoff & Forest Roads (Clear Lake Truck Trail) – Willamette National Forest OR

Clear Lake Forest Road - Willamette National Forest OR

Vehicle access within the Willamette National Forest (WNF) was quite limited in 1933. Consequently, developing truck trails or access roads was a high priority for the US Forest Service for fire management. When Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees arrived in the… read more

Clear Lake Day Use Area (Clear Lake Forest Camp) – Willamette National Forest OR

Clear Lake Picnic Pavilion - Willamette National Forest OR

During the summer and fall of 1937, Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees from CCC camps Belknap and Cascadia/Marys Creek developed recreational facilities at Clear Lake. Improvements at the time provided opportunities for camping, picnicking and hiking. Today, the site operates as… read more

Columbia Slough (improved) – Portland OR

Men working on side of Columbia Slough Channel to widen dike - Portland OR

From late December 1934 through early spring 1935, the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) funded improvements to the Columbia Slough that involved raising and leveling a dike on the slough’s channel approximately 1.5 miles east of Faloma station. While improving… read more

Cooper Spur Trail Shelter – Mt. Hood National Forest OR

Cooper Spur Trail Shelter

As recorded in a discussion of the Mount Hood National Forest in the US Forest Service publication  The Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-1942: “The Cooper Spur Trail Shelter was one of several shelters built by the CCC… read more