New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
- 18 CCC Road
- Laurens, NY 13796
- (607) 432-2114
Within the first one hundred days of his presidency, FDR enacted the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a national work program that gave men ages 17 to 28 unskilled labor jobs in infrastructure. The CCC had a major impact on New York’s state parks, with many of the structures remaining today. At Gilbert Lake State Park the CCC constructed cabins, trails, roads, dams, and erosion control structures between 1933 and 1941. The park is also home to the New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, which displays over 3,000 pictures, tools and memorabilia related to the Civilian Conservation Corp era.