Tent Sites
No Fires
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Rabideau Lake CCC Camp Picnic Area

Camp Rabideau National Historic Landmark represents the best preserved of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the nation. Part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's mammoth "New Deal," Camp Rabideau was one of the 2,650 camps established across the country in 1935.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) gave more than a quarter of a million young men, many of them unemployed and just scraping by during the Great Depression… some skills, some money, some happy memories. Camps were run jointly by the U. S. Forest Service, which manage the camps today, and the U.S. Army, which commanded the camps. Enjoy a self-guided walk through the camp or hosts provide tours as well. Interpretive displays highlight the buildings and history of the area and hosts are available to give tours. A picnic shelter is available and hiking trail winds through the camp area. Prairie Public Television produced a documentary "Built To Last"  on the CCC in Minnesota, featuring the Chippewa National Forest's Camp Rabideau.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Features
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No ADA Access
No Alchohol
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Rabideau Lake CCC Camp Picnic Area is located in Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota
Latitude
47.6416 N
Longitude
-94.5494 W
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Directions
The camp is located six miles south of Blackduck, Minnesota on County Road 39, The Lady Slipper Scenic Byway.
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Day use only

This is not a campground, just a picnic ground, day use area, and historic site of an old CCC camp