Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, encouraging participation, and networking.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CCC in BellePlain State ForestPart6

There was a large Civilian Conservation Camp (three camps) at Belle Plain State Forest and one of the big projects they achieved was excavating the cranberry bogs of the Meisle Family farm to create Lake Nummy.
If you have never been there, you should go, it is a lovely park and beautiful lake named for a local Native American Chief.
Many of the parks also have cabins and shelters, and lean-tos, built by the CCC in creating Rest and Relaxation Recreation areas out of old farms and reclaimed forest areas.

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