10 Jul '11, 9am

Park primer: Silver Falls State Park

Park primer: Silver Falls State Park

While an effort to have the area made into a national park failed in the 1920s, the state of Oregon acquired acreage and dedicated Silver Falls State Park on July 23, 1933. The federal government deeded almost 6,000 acres to the state in 1948 and 1949. The Civilian Conservation Corps worked in the park from 1935 until 1942, building the South Fork lodge and other structures still standing today. The CCC also built the trail system that provides access to the park’s many waterfalls.

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