Civilian Conservation Corps - CCC Camp Round Lake


Do you want to step back in time to the 1930s when President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression?

Learn how a group of "city boys surrounded by trees who didn't know an ax from a baseball bat" went on to build some of the most beautiful rustic buildings found on Michigan State Parks.

These young men lived and worked here to complete CCC reforestation projects, build trails, and construct buildings in exchange for $30/month plus food and clothing.

At Round Lake about 200 young men built roads, planted trees, constructed campgrounds and built the Brevoort Lake dam (which controls the water on Round Lake). The CCC also cleared logging debris to prevent wildfires.

Park in the Sand Dunes Ski Trailhead lot and follow the signs to the 0.1-mile interpretive trail on the former Camp Round Lake CCC site. A flat, gravel walkway and signs will guide you back in time to a meadow that was once the site of camp buildings during the mid-1930s. Large display signs with photographs, historical site information, and quotes bring the area to life.

The Round Lake CCC is a special place and one history buffs and visitors to the Upper Peninsula will not want to miss. If you are able, visit in late summer with the meadow is filled with wildflowers.  

At a Glance

Open Season: January - December

General Information

Directions:

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.


Activities

Interpretive Areas

General Info:

Directions

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.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.932348

  Longitude : 
-84.897383