Blue Bend Recreation Area

Constructed in 1936, Blue Bend’s rustic log architecture and 26-acre wooded setting along Anthony Creek make it a popular recreation spot. H.T. Stoddard, forest recreation planner, designed Blue Bend to focus on campsite seclusion, the beauty of Anthony Creek’s “Blue Hole” swimming area, and use of native building materials. The CCC built camp sites, picnic grounds, a large picnic shelter/administrative building, a small picnic shelter, bathhouses, two suspension bridges, a wooden footbridge, drinking fountains, parking areas, roadways, flagstone pathways and two flagstone beaches. Blue Bend retains its CCC era character and rustic landscape design. (listed NRHP 1994)

For more information, see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/recarea/?recid=7007