Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Austin Hawes Memorial Campground
Farmington River: Wild & Scenic
The Austin Hawes Campground, built in 1969, was named after Austin Hawes. Hawes, who served intermittently as Connecticut State Forester for 27 years between 1904 and 1943, helped to guide the development of Connecticut State Forests and the management of woodlands throughout the state.
The Civilian Conservation Corps Camp White, 1934 to 1942 was located at the site of the current Youth Group Camping Area in American Legion. The stone chimney still stands today.
Camp White was located upriver from the campground, on the west side of the road. During the Great Depression 250 men lived in the camp. They planted trees, helped to control forest fires, and build roads, trails and the Stone Museum in Peoples State Forest.
Youngsdale Mill was located downriver from the campground, on the riverbank below the Forestry Office and
Location. 41° 56.087′ N, 73° 0.166′ W. Marker is in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on West River Road 1½ miles north of Route 318, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located 100 yards past the Campground entrance sign. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp White (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peoples State Forest (approx. 0.6 miles away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Robinson Buck (approx. 0.7 miles away); Squire's Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Barkhamsted Center Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
Also see . . .
1. American Legion State Forest. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. CCC shelter. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Farmington Wild and Scenic River. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Environment • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.