Nestled within the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and surrounded by the picturesque Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Camp Pine Ridge offers a breathtaking 150-acre haven. Towering pines, an abundance of wildlife, vibrant wildflowers, and captivating sunsets create an enchanting backdrop for visitors. Located along the serene shores of Little Grassy Lake, it’s the perfect location for unforgettable adventures.
Address: 1139 Pine Ridge Lane, Makanda, IL 62958 (On Little Grassy Lake. From Giant City Road, turn on Grassy Road. Once you cross the dam, turn right on the gravel road and follow it to the camp.)
Find your way with one of these maps (.pdf files)
Pine Ridge Scout camp has three cabins available for year-round use. Musgraves and Troop Lodge are available to Webelos dens from April through September.
Musgraves Lodge: This cabin houses 18 with bunks and is equipped with a refrigerator and wood-burning stove. Water and a latrine are outdoors. Units will need to provide their own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.
Troop Lodge: The smaller of the cabins, this cabin has bunks for 8 with room for more on the floor. It also has a wood-burning stove and a refrigerator and uses the same outdoor water and latrine as Musgraves Lodge. Units provide their own wood, food, cooking utensils and stove.
Bailey Lodge: Come enjoy this dining hall available for meetings and Courts of Honor. It is not available for overnight stays. The hall is heated by a furnace, but units can also take advantage of the beautiful fireplace. Water, flush bathrooms and a full kitchen are available. A large attached pavilion allows units to extend their activities outside.
This large open-air pavilion is available to all units and makes a great meeting site.
Year-round tent camping is available for Scouts and non-Scouts alike. Reservations are required.
- Pontoon boat
- BB range
- Archery range