Along the west shore of Allegan Lake is a field with a few old concrete foundations. It is all that remains of Camp Lakewood. It was constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and then used as a Prisoner of War camp during World War II.
After the war, it was used as a summer camp for local kids bur in time the buildings fell into disrepair and were eventually torn down. A sign and a small parking area on 42nd street mark the spot where the camp once stood.
If you want to know more about the POW camps in Michigan I highly recommend reading Michigan POW Camps in WW II, Here is a link to it on Amazon HERE.
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