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Table Rock State Park CCC Camp Site, Pickens County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 25, Pickens vicinity)

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Recreation Hall Chimney Stone Steps Grotto Fountain
and Basin
Bulletin Board
and Stone Bench

The site of Table Rock Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps SP-5 and SP-6 is significant as a remnant of the types of camps built as a result of New Deal legislation which allowed for CCC workers to be used in the construction of state, county, and municipal parks. It is also significant for its association with the construction of Table Rock State Park in Pickens County between 1935 and 1941. CCC Camps SP-5 and SP-6 were responsible for the development work of Table Rock State Park. They were established in the spring of 1935 and built by the US Army, prior to the arrival of CCC workers. The camps were located near the park property on private land that was leased at little or no cost. The camp buildings at Table Rock included a headquarters, welfare building, supply building, recreation hall, mess hall, barracks, officer’s quarters, bathhouse, dispensary, school building, wood-working shop, latrine, oil house, various sheds and facilitating buildings. Principal remaining elements include the recreation hall chimney, bulleting board with adjacent benches, grotto fountain, and basin. The site also includes a number of concrete slab foundations, stone piers, stone steps, and evidence of walkways. Listed in the National Register June 16, 1989.

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