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They make me happy. Especially the ones on lakes. Not necessarily national park lodges but old fishing resorts with their original lodges. I've come across a few in MN.

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You mean the ones with cabins built by WPA? Greenleaf Lake SP in eastern Oklahoma.


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Pere Marquette was the one that jumped to mind when I saw the topic. It brought back memories of family outings during the fall as we'd take a ferry across the river from the Missouri side and do lunch in the lodge. The river road from Alton up to Grafton is one of the best scenic drives you'll find.

Indiana has several lodges in state parks that are of the same vintage. The most famous is Abe Martin lodge located in Brown County State Park, no water view but a beautiful setting and it's a beautiful old lodge.

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Audubon State Park, Henderson KY. I misread OP - Audubon has individual cabins not a lodge.

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Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL. It is a massive old lodge built of really big logs and huge stone rocks. It sits over looking the Mississippi River, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 miles from the water, and raised so you can see it. It was built by the "CCC" back in the thirties.

The lodge has a front stone patio runing it's length with tables and chairs so you can watch the riverr and the big barges that go up and down it. Inside is a very large great room with a chess table built into the floor with 4 foot tall chess pieces. All or most furniture was hand-made. Also has a nice restaurant.

Along the river ad on the bluffs behind the lodge is all forest. This is the rest of the State Park with a road ad trails up the bluff with picnic areas ad lookout spots.

There is an RV park area about 1/2 mile from the lodge. Overall neat place. I lived in the area growing up ad stayed there last summer.


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Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon just to name a few

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You can take a tour of two of the lodges located in Yellowstone. Well worth the time. Beautiful and very interesting facts about each place.

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Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Il. Another CCC park


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Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Il. Another CCC park


http://starvedrockstatepark.org/


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Custer State Park.
In So Cal there are some CGs with old WPA/CCC ramadas and pit toilet enclosures. Does that count? :-) Borrego Springs in Anza Borrego is one.

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