Campbell Ranch and CCC

The Civilian Conservation Corps was an early New Deal program begun by FDR in 1933 and continuing through 1942. During the depth of the Depression, It employed young men in projects to plant trees and build and improve state and national parks. Soil conservation and environmental conservation were part of the result.

The CCC camp in Sandia Park was established in the early 1930's and housed workers that constructed many or most of the structures we see today along the Sandia Crest Albuquerque, the adjacent Sandia Mountains, and the entire state of New Mexico gained facilities that continue to be used today – some 80 years later!

The map below illustrates the layout of the camp in it's heyday.