Project Partner: Siuslaw National Forest, in partnership with the United States Forest Service's Passport In Time program
HistoriCorps traveled to the beautiful Oregon Coast Range this summer to help restore a piece of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Siuslaw National Forest history! The Hebo Lake Community Kitchen is part of Hebo Lake Campground, which was constructed in 1935-1936 by CCC Company 622. What remains of The Community Kitchen is the last of the original CCC structures present and is unique in that no other structures of this type exist anywhere else on the Siuslaw National Forest. The structure was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982. The Hebo Lake Community Kitchen Restoration Project is a collaboration between the Siuslaw National Forest, the Passport in Time Program, and HistoriCorps. The project will provide the opportunity for volunteers to gain experience in rustic building restoration, while rehabilitating an important historic structure in desperate need of attention.
Hebo Lake Campground is a beloved recreation site that has been in use for generations. With time comes change, but the Hebo Lake Community Kitchen remains a testament to Civilian CCC Company 622, and has been a constant to all those who have enjoyed the site since its construction. Volunteers working under the guidance of historic preservation specialists from HistoriCorps helped to ensure that the community kitchen and the Civilian Conservation Corps' legacy will be available for future generations to experience.
Scope of Work:
HistoriCorps volunteers worked with field staff members to restore the Hebo Lake Community Kitchen. Work included:
- Session 1: Replaced the log posts and stripped the old cedar shake roofing
- Session 2: Continued to strip the old cedar shake, and repaired the roof structure, replacing the roofing with new cedar shakes.
- Sessions 3 and 4: Completed the new cedar shake roofing, as well as masonry repairs: repointing, filling cracks, and so on.
Before and after
Hebo, 5 miles; Pacific City, 13 miles; Tillamook, 25; Lincoln City, 28 miles
Location of campground:
Mt Hebo Rd, Hebo, OR 97122
HistoriCorps is a service learning partner of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture committed to the preservation and stewardship of significant resources on public lands.