Kumbrabow State Forest

Location: Randolph County

Two CCC camps worked in Kumbrabow State Forest. Established in 1935, Camp Bowers, at the head of Mill Creek, was located at 3,939 foot, the highest elevation of any in the state. Camp Bower’s site is identifiable and is marked with a commemorative sign. Tents located here housed about 200 men. The enrollees were responsible for the majority of the work including roadways, culvert heads, bridges, trails, two picnic shelters, Cabins 1-5, dam, amenities such as fireplaces, the Superintendent’s Residence and the campground. Camp Randolph was on the present site of Stuart Recreation Area. Camp Randolph was integrated with 189 white and 14 African-American enrollees.

For more information:

  1. New Deal resources in Kumbrabow State Forest NRHP listing
  2. Park website