Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp

Off Co. Hwy. 39 in Chippewa National Forest, Taylor Township, Blackduck, Minnesota


Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Established in 1935, the Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is historically significant for its association with the social, political, and economic impact of the Great Depression and the unprecedented federal response which lead to the establishment of the CCC, generally considered the New Deal's most popular and successful relief program. The camp is also important for its role in the expansion and development of the Chippewa National Forest during the Depression Era. In addition, the camp is architecturally significant as the most intact CCC camp in the United States. The complex of buildings surviving at the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MN-147)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 16, 1976
Reference number
Area of significance
Levels of significance
State; National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Camp; Institutional housing
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 12
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 4
Non-contributing structures: 2
Non-contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2021: New photo from wyatt
  • November 23, 2021: New photos from wyatt