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Pine Ridge Scout Camp

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Pine Ridge Scout Camp is nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest along the shores of Little Grassy Lake, southeast of Carbondale.  The land is part of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.    
 
The Shawnee River Trail, the Crab Orchard and Panthers Den Wilderness all surround the lakes of this refuge.  Scouts have unbelievable outdoor resources at their disposal. 
 
Pine Ridge Scout Camp is located on the northwest shore of the lake.  From Giant City Road, turn on Grassy Road. Once you have crossed the dam, turn right on the gravel road and follow it to the camp. Year-round camping and fishing is available.
 

Rock Climbing

Climbing is available at nearby Giant City State Park for troops, crews, and posts with trained leadership. Giant City is one of the neatest climbing spots around, and just down the road from camp.  Gear is checked out at Pine Ridge Scout Camp. Cost is $60 per group.

Cabins
Musgraves, Troop, and Bailey Lodge are available for rent year-round. Musgraves and Troop Lodge are available to Webelos dens from April through September.
 

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​​Musgraves Lodge houses 18 with bunks, refrigerator, and wood-burning stove. Outdoor porta-potty and water are available.  You will need to provide your own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.

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Troop Lodge has bunks for 8, and room for more on the floor. It also has a wood-burning stove, and a refrigerator. Same water and porta-potty as Musgraves Lodge. You provide your own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.

 

 

 

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Bailey Lodge is our dining hall.  It is available for meetings and Courts of Honor. It is not available for overnight stays.  It is heated by a furnace, but also has a beautiful fireplace. Water, flush bathrooms, and a full kitchen are available. a large attached pavilion is available to the rear.

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Canoes
Troops and crews with trained leaders may rent canoes to use on Little Grassy Lake. Eight are available.

Programs
Cub Scout Day Camp and Webelos Mini-camp programs are available each summer.  See details elsewhere on this website.

Akela's Lodge
This large open-air pavilion is available for packs, troops, crews, and posts.  It makes a great meeting site.

Camping
Available to Webelos dens, Scout troops, Venture Crews, and Explorer posts.  It's year-round, and free to Scout units.

Contacts
To make all reservations you will need to call one of our Scout Service Centers.  Our camp ranger cannot do so.

1139 Pine Ridge Lane
Makanda, Illinois 62958
Ranger's phone: (618) 549-0673