The Park provided excellent training opportunities for the enrollees. Inside the cave they installed concrete steps and an indirect lighting system, repaired the tour trails, helped sink a 208 foot elevator shaft, and began a cave survey. On the surface they sloped road banks, built a fence around the park to contain wildlife, built fire trails, planted hundreds of trees, built concrete reservoirs, remodeled park buildings, landscaped the headquarters area, and occasionally fought forest fires.
CCC - The Work and Play of Camp Wind Cave
Other CCC Opportunities
The CCC crew also carried in the cables for the first major lighting system in the cave.
The CCC crew carried concrete into the cave to create the steps along the trail. They used inner tubes to carry the wet concrete. The 70 to 80 pounds in each tube generally had enough concrete to make about 1/3 to 1/4 of an average step.
Last updated: April 10, 2015