Camden State Park

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Camden State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic District
Redwood River Camden.jpg
The Redwood River as viewed downstream from a road bridge in the park.
Camden State Park is located in Minnesota
Camden State Park
Camden State Park is located in the US
Camden State Park
Location Lyon County, Minnesota, Off MN 23 SW of Lynd
Nearest city Lynd, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°22′4″N 95°55′29″W / 44.36778°N 95.92472°W / 44.36778; -95.92472Coordinates: 44°22′4″N 95°55′29″W / 44.36778°N 95.92472°W / 44.36778; -95.92472
Area 2,247 acres (909 ha)
Built 1934
Architect Multiple
Architectural style NPS rustic architecture
MPS Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS
NRHP Reference # 89001669[1]
Added to NRHP April 19, 1991

Camden State Park is a state park on the Redwood River in southwestern Minnesota near Marshall. It is used for picnics, camping, hiking, and other outdoor recreation.

The park was acquired in 1934, and development started in 1935 with workers from the Veterans Conservation Corps, an offshoot of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The landscape design in the park was planned by the National Park Service, and the master-planned development allowed the Redwood River to determine the placement of various functional areas in the park. After the VCC finished their development in 1936, the Works Progress Administration dismantled the VCC camp buildings and built the Swimming Instructor's Cabin and the Ice and Wood House. Thirteen buildings and structures, built by the VCC and the WPA, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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