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Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Parks

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program during the Great Depression, created the first state parks system in Texas. Today Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manages 29 CCC-built parks where we strive to preserve their historical and architectural resources including CCC-built cabins, shelters, trails, bridges and refectories, all of which create these parks' distinctive character. We hope that visitors will enjoy CCC parks not only for their outdoor beauty and recreational opportunities, but for their legacy that stands today and for future generations.


See for yourself! Visit a CCC Park.

Bonham State Park Possum Kingdom State Park Big Spring State Park Abilene State Park Lake Brownwood State Park

TPWD Parks & Historic Sites Developed or Improved by the C.C.C.:



Visit "A New Deal for Texas Parks" on-line exhibit.
"A New Deal for Texas Parks" is an on-line exhibit & education center for teachers & students of Texas history,
made possible in part through the generous support of Humanities Texas' Linden Heck Howell Texas History Grant.



Company 1827(V), Meridian State Park, September 1934.

If you have questions about CCC state parks in Texas please contact Research Specialist/CCC Initiative Coordinator Jennifer Carpenter by e-mail, or by phone at (512) 389-8818.

We need the public's assistance in locating more CCCers. Please contact Janelle Taylor, at TPWD, if you know a CCCer who would like to be contacted. We can also add them to our CCC mailing list for details on upcoming CCC events.


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