Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corp Camp, Chippewa National Forest

Camp Rabideau National Historic Landmark represents the best preserved of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the nation. Part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's mammoth "New Deal," Camp Rabideau was one of the 2,650 camps established across the country in 1935.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) gave more than a quarter of a million young men, many of them unemployed and just scraping by during the Great Depression... some skills, some money, some happy memories. Camps were run jointly by the U. S. Forest Service, which manage the camps today, and the U.S. Army, which commanded the camps. Enjoy a self-guided walk through the camp or hosts provide tours as well. Interpretive displays highlight the buildings and history of the area and hosts are available to give tours during the summer season. A picnic shelter is available and hiking trail winds through the camp area.

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Latitude: 47.637429 Longitude: -94.551818 Elevation: 1357 ft


Hours Open

Memorial Weekend - Labor Weekend guided tours avaialbe, Year round self guided tours available

Time Period Represented

Depression era (1936-1942)

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Accessible vault toilet.  Gravel road through complex.  Some of the renovated buildings do have ramps for accessibility.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet's welcome on a leash.

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