CCC Shelter

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Combination Shelter
CCC Shelter, Pokagon Park.jpg
The CCC Shelter (also known as the Combination Shelter) at Pokagon State Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935/36.
CCC Shelter is located in Indiana
CCC Shelter
Location Pokagon State Park, north of Angola, Jamestown Township, Steuben County, Indiana
Coordinates 41°42′35.58″N 85°2′5.65″W / 41.7098833°N 85.0349028°W / 41.7098833; -85.0349028Coordinates: 41°42′35.58″N 85°2′5.65″W / 41.7098833°N 85.0349028°W / 41.7098833; -85.0349028
Area less than one acre
Built 1936 (1936)
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural style NPS Rustic
MPS New Deal Resources in Indiana State Parks MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000190[1]
Added to NRHP April 3, 1992
The fireplace along the interior north wall of the CCC Shelter, showing scale. The stones were hand-shaped by CCC workers using mallets and chisels.

The CCC Shelter, also known as the Combination Shelter, is a historic park shelter located at Pokagon State Park in Jamestown Township, Steuben County, Indiana. It is a stone and wood building and was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935/36. Although a low, wide roof gives some protection against rain and snow, the shelter is open on its longer west and east sides. The north and south ends of the structure feature tall fireplaces built with large stones found within the park, individually hewn by the CCC workers.[2]

The shelter is now used for various programs such as the annual Autumn Storytelling or for renting cross-country skis in the winter.

Many other buildings within Pokagon State Park were constructed by the CCC during their stay from 1934 to 1942, including the Gate House (1936), Spring Shelter (1937), and the Saddle Barn (1938), and the first incarnations of the tobaggon run.

The CCC Shelter was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Glory-June Greiff (July 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Combination Shelter" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.