Camps in Arkansas

Camps In Arkansas

Official Annual 1937 Arkansas District, Civilian Conservation Corps, Seventh Corps Area

Upon conception of the New Deal Programs, the CCC provided a sense of immediate relief to the citizens of the state of Arkansas. CCC projects were particularly productive in Arkansas because of the value of its natural resources. The CCC was nationally divided into nine districts. Arkansas was in the 7th District with headquarters in the Federal Building in Omaha, Nebraska. The Arkansas state headquarters were located in Little Rock. Administration was strengthened by the addition of subdistricts, which were located in Arkadelphia, El Dorado, Little Rock, and Russellville.

Enrollees eligible for CCC placement in Arkansas were selected by welfare officers employed by each county. When an enrollee was identified and selected they were sent to Army Camp Pike (later called Camp Joe T. Robinson) in North Little Rock for initial processing. At Camp Pike, enrollees were assigned to CCC camp sites across the state. The first CCC camp established in Arkansas was at Crystal Springs (F-5) in Montgomery County, which was a National Forest camp. Throughout the duration of the CCC, the number camps in Arkansas varied, peaking at 65 in 1935. However, it was common practice for camps to be abandoned, reoccupied, or for companies to be relocated. Throughout the nine years of CCC activity, around 14 companies from Arkansas were stationed in other states, and a number of external companies were stationed in Arkansas.


National Forest (U.S. Forest Service) Camps
Camp Eagleton
Project: F-1
Company: 747 (5/26/1933)
Railroad: Mena
Post Office: Eagleton
Dates Occupied:
County: Polk
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Eagleton Spoofer
Camp F-2, Ark
Project: F-2
Company: 750 (6/3/1933)
Railroad: Norman
Post Office: Mena/Big Fork
Dates Occupied:
County: Polk
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Aly
Project: F-3
Company: 749 (6/1/1933)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Aly/Story
Dates Occupied:
County: Yell
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Aly Ailment
Camp Shady
Project: F-4
Company: 742 (5/19/1933)
Railroad: Mena
Post Office: Mena
Dates Occupied: 5/19/1933 – 3/15/1942
County: Polk
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Flashes from Shady Gap

Camp Crystal Springs
Project: F-5
Company: 741 (5/17/1933)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Crystal Springs
Dates Occupied:
County: Montgomery
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Crystal Glazer (1935)
Newsletter: The Crystal (1936-41)
Camp Hollis
Project: F-6
Company: 1704 (6/3/1933)
Company: 3767 (12/1/1936)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Jessieville
Dates Occupied:
County: Perry
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Dutch Creek
Project: F-7
Company: 1707 (6/24/1933)
Railroad: Waldron
Post Office: Waldon
Dates Occupied:
County: Scott
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Vox Treemen (1934-35)
Newsletter: Dutch Creek Journal (1935-41)
Camp Hedges
Project: F-8
Company: 743 (6/2/1933)
Railroad: Calico Rock
Post Office: Calico Rock
Dates Occupied:
County: Stone
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Camp Hedges Echo (1935-36)
Newsletter: Hedges Hillbilly (1936-41)
Park Contributions:
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Camp F-9, Ark
Project: F-9
Company: 748 (5/27/1933)
Railroad: Ozark
Post Office: Cass
Dates Occupied:
County: Franklin
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Victor
Project: F-10
Company: 1706 (6/16/1933)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Dover
Dates Occupied: 7/11/1933 – 9/28/1934
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP192
Newsletter:
Camp Frazier
Project: F-11
Company: 1708 (6/24/1933)
Railroad: Ozark
Post Office: Combs
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Fort Douglas
Project: F-12
Company: 1701 (6/5/1933)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Ft. Douglas
Dates Occupied:
County: Johnson
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Haw Creek Ripples
Camp Bald Knob
Project: F-13
Company: 1731 (6/23/1933)
Company: 768 (10/28/1935)
Railroad: Mena/Waldron
Post Office: Oden
Dates Occupied:
County: Montgomery
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Knobber
Newsletter: The Buck Knob Lookout
Camp F-14, Ark
Project: F-14
Company: 768 (6/26/1933)
Railroad: Blue Mountain
Post Office: Blue Mountain
Dates Occupied:
County: Logan
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Blue Mountain Log
Camp F-15, Ark
Project: F-15
Company: 1739 (6/23/1933)
Company: 3767 (7/6/1935)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Jessieville
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-16, Ark
Project: F-16
Company: 1730 (6/23/33)
Railroad: Perry
Post Office: Thornburg
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-17, Ark
Project: F-17
Company: 1732 (6/25/1933)
Railroad: Mena
Post Office: Mena
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-18, Ark
Project: F-18
Company: 1733 (6/24/1933)
Railroad: Calico Rock
Post Office: Calico Rock
Dates Occupied: 7/17/1933 – 10/5/1934
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Sandgap
Project: F-19
Company: 1738 (6/28/1933)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Pelsor
Dates Occupied:
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP184
Newsletter:
Camp Taft
Project: F-20
Company: 1740 (6/27/1933)
Railroad: Ozark
Post Office: Cass/Taft
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-21, Ark
Project: F-21
Company: 752 (4/28/1934)
Company: 3796 (6/25/1935)
Railroad:
Post Office: Plainview
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-22, Ark
Project: F-22
Company: 726 (10/17/1933)
Company: 4733 (8/7/1935)
Railroad: Perry
Post Office: Thornburg
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Ridge Runner Weekly
Newsletter: The Cassette
Camp Lost Corner
Project: F-23
Company: 745 (4/1/1937)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Lost Corner
Dates Occupied: 4/1/1937 – 1941
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP200
Newsletter: Ozark Trail Blazer; Lost Corner
Camp Moore
Project: F-24
Company: 745 (5/31/1933)
Company: 745 (12/11/1933)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Moore/Larton
Dates Occupied: 5/1/1933 – 3/1/1937
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3NW609
Newsletter: Moore Breeze
Camp Locke
Project: F-25
Company: 727 (10/18/1933)
Company: 1708 (7/6/1938)
Company: 4730 (1/16/1936)
Railroad: Mountainburg
Post Office: Locke
Dates Occupied:
County: Franklin
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-26, Ark
Project: F-26
Company: 3742 (7/8/1935)
Railroad: Clarksville
Post Office: Oark
Dates Occupied:
County: Johnson
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Oark Bark
Newsletter: Oark Log
Camp Ozone
Project: F-27
Company: 1708 (10/28/1935)
Company: 3742 (4/1/1939)
Railroad: Clarksville
Post Office: Ozone
Dates Occupied:
County: Johnson
Archaeological Site Designation: 3JO0362
Newsletter: Echos of Ozone (1935-36)
Newsletter: Airs of Ozone (1936-38)
Newsletter: The Ozone Digest
Camp F-28, Ark
Project: F-28
Company: 741 (6/15/1939)
Railroad: Norman
Post Office: Mt. Ida
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp F-29, Ark
Project: F-29
Company: 1741 (10/1/1939)
Railroad: Marshall
Post Office: Big Flat
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Mountaineer
Camp Pelsor
Project: F-30
Company: 746 (12/2/1939)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Pelsor
Dates Occupied: 12/2/1939 – 1/5/1942
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP184
Newsletter:
Camp F-31, Ark
Project: F-31
Company: 747 (7/1/1940)
Railroad: Paris
Post Office: Paris
Dates Occupied:
County: Logan
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Mt. Magazine Spoofer
Camp F-32, Ark
Project: F-32
Company: 1708 (7/15/1940)
Railroad: Mulberry
Post Office: Locke
Dates Occupied:
County: Crawford
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Shores Lake Journal
Newsletter: Forest Trails
Newsletter: Frazier Bulletin

Soil Conservation Service Camps
Camp Halsey
Project: SCS-1
Company: 1706 (10/5/1934)
Railroad: Conway
Post Office: Greenbrier

Dates Occupied:
County: Faulkner
Archaeological Site Designation: 3FA313
Newsletter: Cadron Grit




Camp Harrison
Project: SCS-2
Company: 4748 (8/26/1935)
Railroad: Harrison
Post Office: Harrison
Dates Occupied:
County: Boone
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Dirt Dauber
Park Contributions:
Lake Leatherwood
Camp Sage
Project: SCS-3
Company: 3780 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Cushman
Post Office: Stella
Dates Occupied:
County: Izard
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp SCS-4, Ark
Project: SCS-4
Company: 1711 (10/11/1936)
Company: 3799 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Pocahontas
Post Office: Pocahontas
Dates Occupied:
County: Randolph
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Camp Buzzer
Newsletter: Veterans Park Service
Camp Damascus
Project: SCS-5
Company: 3781 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Conway
Post Office: Damascus
Dates Occupied:
County: Van Buren
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Heber
Project: SCS-6
Company: 3782 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Heber Springs
Post Office: Heber Springs
Dates Occupied:
County: Cleburne
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Heber Educator (1937-39)
Newsletter: Heber Heights (1940-41)
Camp SCS-7, Ark
Project: SCS-7
Company: 3783 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Jonesboro
Post Office: Jonesboro
Dates Occupied:
County: Craighead
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Billy Goat Banner (1936-38)
Newsletter: Banner (1938)
Newsletter: Gully Fighter (1938)
Newsletter: Jonesboro Journal (1938-40)
Camp Shiloh
Project: SCS-8
Company: 3784 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Russellville
Dates Occupied:
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP888
Newsletter: Forces of Shiloh
Camp SCS-9, Ark
Project: SCS-9
Company: 3785 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Wynne
Post Office: Wynne
Dates Occupied:
County: Cross
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp SCS-10, Ark
Project: SCS-10
Company: 4734 (8/7/1935)
Railroad: Forest City
Post Office: Forest City
Dates Occupied:
County: St. Francis
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp SCS-11, Ark
Project: SCS-11
Company: 3787 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Jacksonville
Post Office: Jacksonville
Dates Occupied:
County: Pulaski
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp SCS-12, Ark
Project: SCS-12
Company: 3792 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Donaldson
Post Office: Friendship
Dates Occupied:
County: Hot Spring
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Alton
Project: SCS-13
Company: 3793 (6/25/1935)
Company: 4754 (8/26/1935)
Railroad: Hope
Post Office: Hope
Dates Occupied:
County: Hempstead
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Alton Proverb (1935)
Newsletter: 4754 (1936)
Camp Magnolia
Project: SCS-14
Company: 3798 (6/25/1935)
Company: 4732 (12/18/1937)
Railroad: Magnolia
Post Office: Magnolia
Dates Occupied:
County: Columbia
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Veterans Soil Saver
Camp Monticello
Project: SCS-15
Company: 3794 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Monticello
Post Office: Monticello
Dates Occupied:
County: Drew
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Monticello Messenger
Camp SCS-16, Ark
Project: SCS-16
Company: 3788 (6/25/1935)
Company: 3789 (4/1/1937)
Railroad: Berryville
Post Office: Berryville
Dates Occupied:
County: Carroll
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Champlain Champion
Camp Solgo
Project: SCS-17
Company: 3789 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Morrilton
Post Office: Solgobacha
Dates Occupied:
County: Conway
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Cedar News (1935-36)
Newsletter: Camp Solgo News (1936-37)
Camp SCS-18, Ark
Project: SCS-18
Company: 4735 (8/7/1935)
Railroad: Batesville
Post Office: Charlotte
Dates Occupied:
County: Independence
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Conservator
Newsletter: The Charlotte News
Camp SCS-19, Ark
Project: SCS-19
Company: 4732 (6/21/1939)
Railroad: Everton
Post Office: Everton
Dates Occupied:
County: Boone
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp SCS-20, Ark
Project: SCS-20
Company: 3794 (7/31/1941)
Railroad: Warren
Post Office: Warren
Dates Occupied:
County: Bradley
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:

State Park Camps
Camp Petit Jean
Project: SP-1
Company: 1781 (7/15/1933)
Railroad: Morrilton
Post Office: Morrilton
Dates Occupied:
County: Conway
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Mountain Boomer
Park Contributions:
Petit Jean State Park
Camp SP-2, Ark
Project: SP-2
Company: 1780 (7/14/1933)
Company: 3776 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Dardanelle/DeWitt
Post Office: Mt. Nebo/DeWitt
Dates Occupied:
County: Yell/Arkansas
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Park Contributions:
Mt. Nebo State Park
Camp SP-3, Ark
Project: SP-3
Company: 795 (11/3/1934)
Company: 1726 (10/17/1933)
Company: 3777 (10/30/1035)
Company: 3778 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Little Rock
Post Office: Little Rock
Dates Occupied:
County: Pulaksi
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Fair Park Breeze
Park Contributions:
Boyle Park
Camp SP-4, Ark
Project: SP-4
Company: 1727 (10/18/1933)
Company: 3768 (4/30/1936)
Railroad: Paragould
Post Office: Walcott
Dates Occupied:
County: Greene
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Park Contributions:
Crowley’s Ridge State Park
Camp SP-5, Ark
Project: SP-5
Company: 754 (4/25/1934)
Company: 3795 (6/25/1935)
Company: 3777 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: West Fork
Post Office: West Fork
Dates Occupied:
County: Washington
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Voice of Satan
References:

Park Contributions:
Devil’s Den State Park
Camp SP-9, Ark
Project: SP-9
Company: 3777 (2/28/1938)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Hot Springs
Dates Occupied:
County: Garland
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Park Contributions:
Lake Catherine State Park
Camp SP-13, Ark
Project: SP-13
Company: 4733 (5/14/1938)
Railroad: Yellville
Post Office: Yellville
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Park Contributions:
Crowley’s Ridge State Park

Private/State Forest Camps
Camp Lono
Project: P-51
Company: 746 (6/15/933)
Railroad: Malvern
Post Office: Malvern
Dates Occupied:
County: Hot Spring
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-52, Ark
Project: P-52
Company: 744 (6/13/1933)
Railroad: Graysonia
Post Office: Delight
Dates Occupied:
County: Pike
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-56, Ark
Project: P-56
Company: 1703 (6/22/1933)
Railroad: Warren
Post Office: Warren
Dates Occupied:
County: Bradley
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-58, Ark
Project: P-58
Company: 1798 (10/24/1933)
Railroad: Strong
Post Office: Strong
Dates Occupied:
County: Union
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-59, Ark
Project: P-59
Company: 4732 (10/28/1935)
Railroad: Fordyce
Post Office: Ivan
Dates Occupied:
County: Dallas
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp Lost Corner
Project: P-60
Company: 1758 (5/1/1934)
Railroad: Russellville
Post Office: Lost Corner
Dates Occupied:
County: Pope
Archaeological Site Designation: 3PP200
Newsletter:
Camp P-61, Ark
Project: P-61
Company: 783 (11/15/33)
Company: 3779 (6/25/35)
Railroad: Sheridan
Post Office: Sheridan
Dates Occupied:
County: Grant
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Hurricane
Camp Hamburg
Project: P-63
Company: 1750 (11/16/1933)
Company: 4731 (8/7/1935)
Railroad: Hamburg
Post Office: Hamburg
Dates Occupied:
County: Ashley
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Hamburg Press
Camp P-64, Ark
Project: P-64
Company: 3786 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Harrison
Post Office: Jasper
Dates Occupied:
County: Newton
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Flat Woods Rumble
Camp Rosston
Project: P-71
Company: 3790 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Prescott
Post Office: Rosston
Dates Occupied:
County: Nevada
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Camp Rosston News
Camp Ashdown
Project: P-72
Company: 746 (1/11/1936)
Railroad: Ashdown
Post Office: Ashdown
Dates Occupied:
County: Little River
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Camp Chatter
Camp Halsey
Project: P-75
Company: 4748 (10/1/1937)
Railroad: Conway
Post Office: Greenbrier
Dates Occupied:
County: Faulkner
Archaeological Site Designation: 3FA313
Newsletter: Halsey Journal
Camp P-77, Ark
Project: P-77
Company: 3786 (6/6/1939)
Railroad: Fayetteville
Post Office: Huntsville
Dates Occupied:
County: Washington
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-78, Ark
Project: P-78
Company: 4748 (5/4/1939)
Railroad: Benton
Post Office: Paron
Dates Occupied:
County: Saline
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-79, Ark
Project: P-79
Company: 3790 (7/20/40)
Railroad: Smackover
Post Office: Smackover
Dates Occupied:
County: Union
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Oil Rambler
Newsletter: The Smackover Camp Informer
Newsletter: The Voice of the Hill
Camp P-80, Ark
Project: P-80
Company: 3786 (7/31/41)
Railroad: Rison
Post Office: Rison
Dates Occupied:
County: Cleveland
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp P-89, Ark
Project: P-89
Company: 1752 (11/19/1933)
Railroad: Fordyce
Post Office: Ivan
Dates Occupied:
County: Dallas
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:

National Park Camps
Camp NP-1, Ark
Project: NP-1
Company: 745 (5/31/1933)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Hot Springs
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp NP-2, Ark
Project: NP-2
Company: 785 (11/17/1939)
Railroad: Hot Springs
Post Office: Hot Springs
Dates Occupied:
County:
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:

Biological Survey Camps
Camp F.W.S.-1
Project: BF-1
Company: 3791 (6/25/35)
Railroad: DeWitt
Post Office: St. Charles
Dates Occupied:
County: Arkansas
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Quack Quack
Camp BF-2, Ark
Project: BF-2
Company:
Railroad: DeWitt
Post Office: St. Charles
Dates Occupied:
County: Arkansas
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter:
Camp BF-3, Ark
Project: BF-3
Company: 3782 (12/7/1936)
Railroad: DeWitt
Post Office: St. Charles
Dates Occupied:
County: Phillips
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: The Hardy Mountaineer
Newsletter: The Lagrue

Army Camps
Camp McRae
Project: Army-1
Company: 3797 (6/25/1935)
Railroad: Little Rock
Post Office: Little Rock
Dates Occupied:
County: Pulaski
Archaeological Site Designation:
Newsletter: Camp McRae Bulletin