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Tall pines, abundant wildlife, Little Grassy Lake, wild flowers, and beautiful sunsets make Pine Ridge Scout Camp an excellent location for Scouts. This 150-acre camp is nestled in the heart of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest along the shore of Little Grassy Lake, southeast of Carbondale, Ill. The Shawnee River Trail, the Crab Orchard and Panthers Den Wilderness all surround the lakes of this refuge giving Scouts unbelievable outdoor resources at their disposal.

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Property Reservation Portal
December - February, 2021

All tent camping and day pass fees are complimentary through the end of February, 2021 and cabin rental fees have been reduced by 50%! Reservations are required.

The property is open for day and overnight use by families and by groups of ten or less per regulations where the unit is chartered and the location of the camp. Cabins are currently only available to families.

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After February, 2021

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Location Details

Pine Ridge Scout Camp
1139 Pine Ridge Lane
Makanda, IL 62958
(On Little Grassy 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 camps.)

Ranger Station phone: 618-660-7708
Ranger: Jaime Senn


Cabins

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic overnight indoor accommodations are not available to units but are available to families (members of the same household).

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.

Akela’s Lodge

This large open-air pavilion is available to all units and makes a great meeting site.

Year-Round Camping

Year-round tent camping is available to Webelos dens, troops, crews and posts.

Program Areas

  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Fishing
  • Pontoon boat

Ranges

  • Archery
  • BB guns

Rock Climbing

Troops, crews and posts can check-out gear at Pine Ridge Scout Camp and then head to nearby Giant City State Park for to experience one of the most spectacular climbing spots around.  Gear is checked out for a fee at Pine Ridge Scout Camp. Scouting units must provide their own trained rock-climbing instructors.

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When you donate to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, you are giving local youth the opportunity to become a Scout. And when youth join scouting, they participate in activities that make impactful change in our communities.

Please take a few minutes and change a child's life by helping them become a Scout. Visit stlbsa.org/give-now/ to donate today!
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Cuando dona al Consejo del Área del Gran St. Louis, le está dando a los jóvenes locales la oportunidad de convertirse en Scout. Y cuando los jóvenes se unen a los Scouts, participan en actividades que generan un cambio impactante en nuestras comunidades.

Por favor, tómese unos minutos y cambie la vida de un niño ayudándolo a convertirse en Scout. ¡Visite stlbsa.org/give-now/ para donar hoy!
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When you donate to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, you are giving local youth the opportunity to become a Scout. And when youth join scouting, they participate in activities that make impactful change in our communities. 

Please take a few minutes and change a childs life by helping them become a Scout. Visit https://stlbsa.org/give-now/ to donate today!
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Cuando dona al Consejo del Área del Gran St. Louis, le está dando a los jóvenes locales la oportunidad de convertirse en Scout. Y cuando los jóvenes se unen a los Scouts, participan en actividades que generan un cambio impactante en nuestras comunidades.

Por favor, tómese unos minutos y cambie la vida de un niño ayudándolo a convertirse en Scout. ¡Visite https://stlbsa.org/give-now/ para donar hoy!

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