Located adjacent to the Nature Center is the historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabin.
During the 1930s there were seven CCC camps located in Shawnee Forest. The first of the camps built was Shawnee Number One, located Pond Lick Run, a tributary of Turkey Creek. The CCC was a federal program that provided jobs for unemployed young men during the Great Depression. The young men of the CCCs built trails, cabins, lakes, and shelters, planted trees, and help shape the national and state park systems we enjoy today.
The CCC cabin, built in the 1930s, was originally located at Shawnee Camp 1 and was relocated to its present location and restored in 2007. Today the cabin serves as a museum highlighting the history of the forest and park.