The Civilian Conservation Corps was organized during the Great Depression, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Young, unmarried men between the ages of 17 and 28 years could join and earn money for their families while gaining valuable skills in trades like carpentry or masonry. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 3771 was organized in 1935 outside of Troy, in what would later become Cuivre River State Park. The CCC built roads, bridges, picnic shelters and group camps – many of the structures that you still see standing today. Camp Sherwood is the only group camp in the park that is in the original 1937 state.
Join park staff for a step back in time to learn about the role the CCC played in the park and the significance of preserving these unique structures. The tour will start promptly at 7 p.m., beginning at the Camp Sherwood Recreation Hall.
Due to road construction, visitors will need to take a detour to Camp Sherwood. From the park entrance, travel one mile and turn right on Walker Road. Travel north on Walker Road for 2.5 miles and turn left on Park Road (gravel road). Continue on Park Road until it ends at the park; then turn left on Lincoln Hills Road. Camp Sherwood will be on the left. Visitors should follow "Special Event" signs. Please allow extra time for the detour.
No registration is required. For more information, contact the park office at 636-528-7247.
|Tuesday||07:00PM — 08:00PM|