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Renovated CCC Cabin Now Available for Reservations at Mother Neff State Park

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MOODY— Camp with family and friends or host an upcoming business event at one Texas’ first state parks in a newly renovated cabin originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The cabin at Mother Neff State Park looks much like it did when originally constructed about 80 years ago.

The cabin can accommodate 16 occupants; sleeps eight people inside and has enough room for an additional eight people outside in tents. The cabin features four bedrooms, including two furnished with two twin beds each and one bedroom with a king-sized bed. The remaining bedroom is fully ADA accessible and furnished with a full-sized bed. All of the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans.

The cabin features two bathrooms with showers, one of which is ADA accessible. A full kitchen including a stove with oven, microwave and refrigerator allows visitors to prepare large meals and take advantage of the spacious fully furnished living area and dining room.

The cost to reserve the cabin is $250 per night Friday – Sunday and $160 per night from Monday – Thursday. A 6 percent occupancy tax is charged and a $100 cleaning deposit is due at check-in and refunded after checkout inspection.

Visitors will need to bring their own cooking and eating utensils, dish-washing supplies, coffee maker, linens, towels and pillows. No pets or smoking are allowed in the cabin or in any Texas State Park buildings. No amplified music is allowed.

As with many parks in the Texas State Park system, the CCC played an integral role in constructing buildings and developing the infrastructure necessary to allow people the opportunity to enjoy Texas’ first state parks. In 1934 the CCC Regiment based out of McGregor broke ground on a plot of land just outside of the neighboring town of Moody. That plot of land was donated to the State of Texas by Isabella Neff. Due in large part to the resolution of her son, Governor Patrick Neff, that land would become one of Texas’ first state parks. The CCC regiment spent four years in what is now known as Mother Neff State Park constructing a number of buildings and structures that can still be visited today, including the newly renovated park cabin.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Texas State Park reservation line at 512-389-8900.