Highlights of CCC Work Done
Mohawk Trail State Forest
The administration building and four log cabins built by the CCC at Mohawk Trail were featured in Albert Good’s 1938 book, Park and Recreation Structures, as outstanding examples
of CCC rustic design and are still used today.
Blue Hills Reservation
Eliot Observation Tower is one of two rustic stone towers and picnic pavilions constructed by the CCC in the Blue Hills. The tower is an excellent example of CCC stonework.
Mount Greylock State Reservation
The Mount Greylock Summit, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains an exceptional collection of CCC resources. Most notable is Bascom Lodge, as well as the associated outbuildings, roads, trails and a particularly well designed parking area.
Freetown-Fall River State Forest
The well preserved CCC roads and water holes illustrate the importance of the CCC in creating park infrastructure. The stone arch bridge shown here is an outstanding example of CCC craftsmanship.
Pittsfield State Forest
The renovation of this administration building is a victory in the effort to preserve the rustic CCC structures. It is now being used as an interpretive center. The Berry Pond Circuit Road is a well preserved example of CCC parkway construction.
Douglas State Forest
CCC features at Douglas include a picnic pavilion, administration building, stone culverts and well maintained water holes.
Brimfield State Forest
This rustic shelter is the only one of its type still remaining. Dingley Dell dam was another important CCC project at this forest, where there are many CCC camp buildings still remaining.
Harold Parker State Forest
The CCC built many ponds for recreation, wildlife management and fire control such as this one near the Lorraine Park Campground.