Horse Creek Group Campground – Willamette National Forest OR

Group Picnic Facilities at Horse Creek Campground - Willamette National Forest OR

Among the first of their recreation related construction projects, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees from Camp Belknap laid out and built the Horse Creek Campground in 1934. The group campground is located one-and-a-half miles south of McKenzie Bridge on the… read more

Johnson Creek Rockwork/Flood Control Project – Milwaukie OR

Three different federal relief agencies took on the challenge of Johnson Creek’s annual flooding during the New Deal period, beginning with Oregon’s SERA (State Emergency Relief Agency) efforts. Responsibility for the project was transferred to the PWA (Public Works Administration)… read more

Klamath Reservation Improvements – Chiloquin OR

“Almost immediately upon the initiation of CCC-ID work on the Klamath Reservation, several projects were outlined. Authority was granted to spend $25,000 to conduct CCC-ID conservation work. The first project, implemented on December 9, 1933, was coyote eradication. The second… read more

Longbow Organization Camp (Longbow Forest Camp) – Willamette National Forest OR

Longbow Camp Creekside Shelter

Originally named the Longbow Forest Camp, the Longbow Organization Camp is a group facility constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest (WNF).  Starting during the winter season of 1937-1938,… read more

Malheur Forest Warehouse Shop (former John Day Compound; Government Hill) – John Day OR

    As noted in the State of Oregon’s Historic Preservation database: “The John Day Compound, Supervisor’s Warehouse is a complex of work buildings, employee residences, and related infrastructure owned an operated by the Malheur National Forest in John Day,… read more

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – Burns OR

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarter Building

The federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop southeast Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the 1930s. “The Refuge was expanded on February 21st, 1935 to incorporate the 164,503 acre Blitzen Valley. The Blitzen Valley was purchased using funds… read more

McKenzie Bridge Campground – Willamette National Forest OR

Picnic and Campsite at McKenzie Bridge Campground - Willamette National Forest OR

Also referred to as the McKenzie River Campground, the McKenzie Bridge Campground was among the first campgrounds built with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor in the Willamette National Forest (WNF). The forest supervisor prioritized recreation projects in the WNF, setting… read more

McLoughlin Boulevard Roadside Planting – North Unit – Portland OR


Red oaks line a section of McLoughlin Boulevard on its southern entry into the City of Portland. The nearly ninety-year-old trees are the legacy of a highway beautification project funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1934. The Oregon… read more

McLoughlin Boulevard Roadside Planting – South Unit – Milwaukie OR

Sequoias Milport Road

As motorists travel southbound on the Milwaukie section of McLoughlin Boulevard they pass through a corridor of Giant Redwood trees. The Public Works Administration funded the planting of these Sequoia Giantea in 1934. The Oregon State Highway Commission selected six… read more

McLoughlin House – Oregon City OR

Restoration and preservation of the John McLoughlin House, dating from 1846, advanced in several ways during the New Deal era. The Civil Works Administration (CWA) funded local architects to document the house in 1934 as part of the first Historic… read more

Munson Valley Historic District Projects – Crater Lake National Park OR

“Munson Valley Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 for its landscaping and eighteen of the buildings.  During the 1930’s and 1940’s, landscape architects Thomas Vint, Merel Sager, and Francis Lange oversaw the development… read more