Civilian Conservation Corps - CCC Camp Round Lake

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This is the site of the former Camp Round Lake CCC site. Park in the Sand Dunes Ski Trailhead lot. Now a grassy clearing, the area was once the site camp buildings during the mid-1930's. The young men who lived and worked here completed CCC reforestation projects, built trails, and constructed many of the Michigan State Parks' most beautiful rustic buildings - all for $30/month plus food and clothing. "City boys surrounded by trees,". The typical CCC crew was "boys that didn't know an ax from a baseball bat". At Round Lake some 200 young men built roads, planted trees, made the dam and campgrounds at Brevoort Lake, and cleared logging debris to prevent fires. The site is now a meadow, filled with wildflowers in late summer. 

General Information


From the intersection of US-2 and I-75 drive west 12 miles on US-2 to Brevoort Lake Road.  Turn right (north) and drive 0.4 miles north to the trailhead on the left (west) side of the road.


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