Established in 1934, Camp Rabideau was one of 2,650 Civilian Conservation Camps establised by Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide work and skills to unemployed men scraping by during the Great Depression. Projects included surveying, building roads, bridges, trails and fire towers, tree planting and fire fighting. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Camp Rabideau is one of only three remaining camps being preserved. Today visitors can see and learn more about this era through interpretive displays and a selfguided one-mile trail through the camp. Hosts are available to give tours. Picnic shelter on site.
CCC documentary “Built To Last” by Prairie Public Television