You are here

Clear Lake Organizational Camp

-A A +A
1938–1939. Off Forest Rd. 2246 (Clear Lake Rd.), Hiawatha National Forest, approximately 16 miles north of Hiawatha

Standing on twenty-five acres on the eastern shore of Clear Lake in the Manistique Ranger District of the Hiawatha National Forest is a rustic camp meant to serve “organizations of welfare purposes and low income groups whose financial standing would ordinarily prevent the renting of a camp for meetings and outings.” The camp includes an administration building, a mess hall, an infirmary, a custodian's dwelling, a bathhouse, a comfort station, and cabins. All are gable-roofed and wood-framed, with board-and-batten exteriors on concrete foundations or pier foundations; some have rubble-stone chimneys. Enrollees of the 3613th Company, CCC, at Camp Evelyn, built them using the standard plans of the Forest Service Region Nine, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert



Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Clear Lake Organizational Camp", [Manistique, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 538-538.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,