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Clear Lake Organizational Camp

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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

Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Clear Lake Organizational Camp", [Manistique, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-ST4.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

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

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