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Historic Lodge Open Again After Renovations

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The historic lodge at Roaring River State Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, has been renovated.  Governor Jay Nixon was at the park Friday to cut the ribbon for the lodge’s re-opening.

The CCC Lodge, completed in 1938, was originally constructed by relief workers with the Works Progress Administration.  It’s one of eight structures in the park that are on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The completed lodge has six units that sleep up to four and include a bedroom, kitchen and a living room.  A seventh unit features a second bedroom and will sleep six.  The renovated lodge also includes a meeting room with a commercial kitchen for special events.

According to the governor’s office, work on the outside of the structure included repairs and restoration, but the rustic character of the building was left intact.

Reservation for the lodge will be accepted for arrival starting Monday, May 8th.