Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

  • Also Known As: Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Kok'e State Park
  • Also Known As: Historic CCC Camp
  • Also Known As: Youth Job Corps Camp

  • Address: HI 550
  • Vicinity: Kok'e State Park Headquarters
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The old Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) Camp in Koke'e State Park, Island of Kaua'i, is a complex of eleven wood frame buildings surrounding an open grassed quadrangle. These simple rustic style buildings were constructed in 1935 and are sheltered on three sides by koa oh'a montane forest. It is located at approximately 3700 feet elevation 15 miles up Waimea Canyon Drive. The area immediately surrounding the camp occupies slightly over 4 acres, inclusive of the extended fruit orchards included in this register application. Although the camp is within 200 yards of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, the public core of the Park, it is generally secluded, up a short paved access road, just beyond the Park's baseyard complex, lined by old cypress trees.

The C.C.C. Camp in Koke'e State Park is significant as an intact example of the camps built by the Civilian Conservation Corps that were established throughout the United States in natural areas. Of the five original camps that were built in Hawaii (what are now YMCA camp at Ke'anae on Maui; a current research facility on the Big Island; Hawaiian Homes Property with only two buildings remaining on the Big Island; and part of Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa on Oahu) Koke'e is the only C.C.C. camp that remains in a natural area - the original intent of the C.C.C. camps. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Civilian Conservation Corps Camp:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Conservation
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Institutional housing
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Architectural Category Rustic
Area of Significance Social History
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 96001504
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Rustic
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Social history, Conservation, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Event
Significant Year: 1934, 1941
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Institutional housing
Current Function: Social, Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Institutional housing Meeting hall

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