Located in Goshen, Virginia, the Goshen Scout Reservation is home to three resident Scout camps, one resident Webelos camp, and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base. GSR is surrounded by 35,000 acres of Virginia state game land, the George Washington National Forest, and Goshen Wildlife Management Area.
Want to bring your Scouting unit down to go camping over the weekend? Goshen is open for unit camping during the non-summer months!
Gray’s Lodge sleeps 20 and the pavilion can hold up to 175 people. Tent camping includes access to latrines (all year) and to the showerhouse (seasonal dependent). Typically, water is shut off for the winter in mid-October and turned back on in late April.
More information can be found on our website, at https://www.gotogoshen.org/information/off-season-camping/.
The speed limit in camp areas is 10 mph. The speed limit on the beltway, the gravel road encircling the Goshen Scout Reservation, is 20 mph.
One Troop trailer is permitted in the camp site area.
Goshen Scout Reservation Camping Policies:
In accordance with Virginia State law, no firewood is permitted to be brought onto the camp property.
There are to be no new campfire sites established. Each campsite has a designated fire circle. You are expected to have ample water nearby when using the campsite campfire rings. All fires must be extinguished before retiring for the night.
Please note: Throughout the year, a state fire ban maybe in effect.You can obtain information on the ban through the Virginia Department of Forestry website. Update: 4 pm Burning Law: https://dof.virginia.gov/wildland-prescribed-fire/fire-laws/4-pm-burning-law/
Lights Out is 10:00 pm and Camp Quiet Hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.
Grey's Lodge Specific Policies:
Vehicles may park in the parking area to the side of Grey's Lodge along Post Lane.
Do not move or unstack the bunk beds.
You are expected to leave the cabin(s) and shower house in as good or better shape than you found it. Cleaning materials are provided in the Janitor’s Closet. Please note that water may be turned off during the off-season. Please check with the Superintendant prior to use.
Pack out everything you pack in. Do not leave food in the cabin, refrigerator, oven or microwave. Take all pots, pans, paper and plastic ware with you when you leave.
Emergency Telephone Numbers and Information:
Police, Fire, and Rescue: 911
Emergengy Room: Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital
1 Health Cir, Lexington, VA 24450
(~21 = miles from GSR)
110 Houston St Suite D Lexington, VA 24450
Goshen Scout Reservation Address:
340 Millard Burke Memorial Hwy
Goshen, VA 24439
From the DC area:
66 West to 81 South
81 South to Exit 225
Merge right onto Hwy 262
After about 5 miles take the exit on the right for Hwy 254 West (it comes up a little fast)
Turn right onto 254/42 towards Goshen.
Stay straight for about 20 miles and then take a left on to 39
After about 3-4 miles take a left on to hwy 601
After about a ¼ mile you will see the big Goshen Scout Reservation sign on the right!
Goshen, Virginia 22439
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NCAC Camp properties are available for rental by BSA as well as other organized youth groups. Priority will be given to Scouting groups.
Upon arrival at the Goshen Scout Reservation, all groups/organizations must check in with the Superintendant (Mike Jolly: (540) 255 - 3053)) upon arrival.
The event or unit leader is responsible for reporting the number of participants in their unit upon arrival.
Camping is allowed only in designated camping areas.
Following Virginia State guidelines, no firewood will be brought into camp
Camp quiet time is 10:00pm – 6:00am.
Check-out is 11:00am on your last day of reservation.
Please contact the Superintendant to inspect the facilities you have used prior to your departure.
You are expected to leave the campsite and the shower house closest to your camp site in as good or better shape than you found it. Cleaning materials are provided. All trash is to be in a tied up in garbage bags and deposited in the dumpsters located behind 340 Millard Burke Memorial Highway/the GSR Warehouse.
Up to 30 Days prior – all fees less 15%.
Within 30 Days – no refunds will be given.
You are expected to leave the camp property and facilities in as good or better shape than you found it. Cleaning materials are provided.
All trash is to be tied up in garbage bags and deposited in the dumpster.