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Millersylvania State Park

Millersylvania State Park

Olympia, Washington

12245 Tilley Road South

Millersylvania State Park consists of a small lake surrounded by forest in the south Puget Sound region of Western Washington. It was designed largely by the National Park Service as a camping and swimming facility in the midst of the Great Depression, and was developed by a local brigade of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It remains a camping and swimming park today and the 17 large buildings and many smaller landscape features left behind by the Corps are still in service. The rustic style and fine craftsmanship exhibited by the many 1930s-era structures in the park are typical of Depression-era parks throughout the United States but few are as well preserved or more appreciated as those at Millersylvania.

Photo: Millersylvania State Park
– Alex McMurry courtesy Washington Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation

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