Bear Brook is home to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corps camps left standing in the US. Also known as the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps was created by President Franklin Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression’s effect on the American economy.
By Molly Ryan, SCA Interpretative Ranger for Bear Brook State Park, Wallis Sands State Park, and Odiorne Point State Park. If you have ever visited Bear Brook State Park, you may have used the bathhouse at Catamount Pond, hiked one of the over 40 miles of trails, or rented a restored cabin at Bear Hill […]
From 1933-1942 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) gave hope to young men and families struggling through the Great Depression. As a part of the New Deal, the CCC was a public work relief program in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families. These young men, eager to do anything to help their […]
Since I’ve started my programming this summer, I’ve come to find that there are so many people who love Bear Brook State Park just as much as I do. But each of us have our own reasons. For some, Bear Brook is a second home or a summer get-away. I’ve met campers who have been […]
Moose Brook State Park – July 21, 2011 Just outside of Gorham, NH, sitting right in between the Great North Woods and the White Mountains, Moose Brook State Park is set in the perfect location for summer camping adventures. Steeped in history, the park originally came to life as a headquarters for the Civilian […]