Eldora, IA - Civilian Conservation Corps-Prisoner of War Recreation Hall

Point of Interest in Eldora, IA

The Civilian Conservation Corps-Prisoner of War Recreation Hall is a historic building located in Eldora, Iowa. Known as Camp Flying Goose, the Civilian Conservation Corps' (CCC) Company 1755 made Eldora their home base in 1933. They constructed this building that year for their use as a barracks while they worked on projects in the area, which included building Upper Pine Lake in Pine Lake State Park. CCC Company 1752, the Erosioners, replaced them two years later, and they built many of the facilities in the park. With the start of World War II, the CCC left the camp. The National Youth Association used the camp from 1940 to 1942.

In 1943 the camp became Prisoner of War (POW) Compound #13, and it housed German and Italian POWs until 1945. The prisoners were put to work on farms, in canning factories, doing construction, and other jobs. This building is all that remains of the CCC/POW camp. It is the only CCC camp building that still exists in Iowa, and it houses a museum. The building, which is located on the Hardin County Fairgrounds, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012

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301 11th Ave
Eldora, IA 50627

Hardin County, IA

Hardin County, IA

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers located throughout our county and of course you will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Hardin County, IA page.