CCC Legacy Day at Poe Valley State Park

Join local historians and park staff for a day long program about the Civilian Conservation Corps and learn about life in a CCC camp.

Start your day with a stroll along Poe Valley Lake, a byproduct of the earthen and masonry Poe Dam made by CCC Company 1333 Camp S-63. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy some time in the park prior to the start of presentations! Poe Dam and Poe Lake are the last remaining structures from the original CCC camp located at Poe Valley State Park.

Lunch will not be provided, however the consessions stand will be available.

Visitors will be invited to share their personal CCC stories after a brief welcome to start the event. After stories are told, enjoy presentations by Bill Marcum, John Eastlake, and various park staff.

We also hope that you will visit the site where the camp was erected and tour the original officer’s quarters building at the end of the day.

A collection of memorabilia and tabletop displays will be on show for you to enjoy and we invite you to bring any mementos that you wish to share with others. 

This is an event for everyone and all ages. CCC veterans, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews, extended family members, history buffs, local historians, are all encouraged to attend and bring your CCC stories, questions and step back in time!

Please contact Poe Valley State Park with any questions or for more information: 814-349-2460.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

Poe Valley State Park
136 Poe Valley Road, Penn Township, PA 16832

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Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
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