These small ponds dug in the shape of the Great Lakes are located on County Road 612 between Lewiston and M-33. They are what remains of a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp.
A few months after Franklin Roosevelt created the CCC the camp was created outside of Lewiston and given the name Camp Lunden. It was one of 103 camps in Michigan. Men training to be draftsmen and civil engineers arrived. In their spare time, they dug the ponds created the shape of Michigan at the entrance. The camp closed in 1936 and only the ponds remain along with a historical marker to mark the spot where the CCC camp once stood.
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