Camden State Park
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Camden State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic District
The Redwood River as viewed downstream from a road bridge in the park.
|Location||Lyon County, Minnesota, Off MN 23 SW of Lynd|
|Nearest city||Lynd, Minnesota|
|Area||2,247 acres (909 ha)|
|Architectural style||NPS rustic architecture|
|MPS||Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||89001669|
|Added to NRHP||April 19, 1991|
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.