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Coopers Rock State Forest Civilian Conservation Corps Structures Tour
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The Overlook Trading Post is a symmetrical roughly t-shaped building of wood and sandstone. Originally, the lengthwise front of the building was an open-air picnic area. The back extension of the building was a two-room log cabin occupied by a park staff member. It also doubled as a first-aid station. In the 1950s, the cabin was converted to a concession stand. Sometime after 1980, the entire structure was renovated again to become a completely enclosed building. These days, the building hosts a gift shop. Thanks to the various renovations, the Overlook Trading Post is the most heavily modified CCC structure at Coopers Rock. However, CCC construction is still readily visible in the sandstone foundation and parts of the ceiling and walls that were left intact.

  • The Overlook Trading Post
  • Overlook Trading Post from the rear. Note the different construction style of the original cabin and the original picnic enclosure surrounding the newer solid walls of the front section
  • Overlook Trading Post building ca. 1936 - 1980. Note the open-air front section