Camp Horseshoe YMCA/Camp Lead Mine

In 1933, a temporary tent camp, Camp Lead Mine, was built along Horseshoe Run in Tucker County and occupied by CCC Company 1524 with 221 enrollees. In 1937, the site of the former CCC camp became Horseshoe Forest Camp, a recreational campground and swimming area. Adjacent to this popular recreation spot, the Monongahela National Forest built the Horseshoe Organizational Camp. Opened in 1940, “Camp Horseshoe”, as it is locally known, was designed specifically for the use of service organizations to provide recreational and outdoor educational opportunities for children and adults. The camp is operated by the YMCA and has been since its opening. The camp is one of only a handful of New Deal organizational camps ever built in the eastern US. (eligible NRHP)

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