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Pine Ridge Outdoor Family Experience

The camps listed as “Outdoor Family Experience” are accepting reservations through August 16, 2020.  August 17 and beyond will need to be booked in the camps that do not have “Outdoor Family Experience” in their names (for Example, Pine Ridge Outdoor Family Experience will allow reservations through August 16, but for dates past then, you must go to Pine Ridge Scout Reservation).   

Pine Ridge is on a large, beautiful lake, with ample fishing opportunity.  Boats can also be made available through the reservation system.  Every campsite is equipped with a pavilion, picnic tables, and fire pit area for cooking.  There are centrally located shower and toilet facilities, available to all the campsites. Campers will have easy access to the lake and the hiking trail around camp. 

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.

 

Ranger Notes
* Check-in with Ranger at your facility or site.
* 2 vehicle parking maximum per facility or site. Trailers are included as vehicles.
* Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
* No pets, fireworks or firearms are allowed.
Directions to Camp
From St Louis get onto IL-15 heading east for approximately 32.6 miles. Turn right onto IL-153 South continuing on for apx 12.8 miles. Turn left onto IL-13 East and stay on IL-13 through Murphysboro and into Carbondale. When IL-13 splits in Carbondale take IL-13 Walnut Street to S Giant City Road. Stay on S Giant City Road for apx 7 miles to Grassy Road/Co Road 24 - make a left onto Grassy Road. Takes Grassy Road 2 miles to Pine Ridge Lane. Turn right onto Pine Ridge Lane and continue to the Scout Reservation on the left side.
1139 Pine Ridge Ln
Makanda, Illinois 62958

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Day
Check-In
09:00 AM
Check-Out
08:00 PM


Night
Check-In
03:00 PM
Check-Out
11:00 AM


Campsite
Cabin
Program Area Multi-Use

Camp Use Policy Back to Top
  • STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO OTHERS WHO ARE SICK
  • MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF 6 FEET OR MORE FROM OTHERS
  • COVER YOUR SNEEZE OR COUGH WITH A TISSUE OR YOUR ELBOW
  • AVOID GROUPS AND TRAVEL ONLY WITH THOSE FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD
  • BRING HAND SANITIZER, SOAP, WIPES, AND WATER
  • SHARE THE TRAIL AND WARN OTHER TRAIL USERS OF YOUR PRESENCE AS YOU PASS
  • BE PREPARED FOR LIMITED ACCESS TO RESTROOMS AND WATER FOUNTAINS
  • BE KIND TO THOSE AROUND YOU
Check In Procedure Back to Top

Welcome! Please arrive at 3pm or later on your check-in day. Upon driving into camp, to check-in, call or text the head ranger (Jaime Senn at 618-549-0673) to let him know you arrived.  If you know where you are camping, go straight to your campsite.  If you do not know where you are camping, the ranger will meet you at the ranger station (the first building you see entering camp), and lead you to your site.  The ranger will maintain social distance when interacting with you, for everyone's safety. 

Check Out Procedure Back to Top

Please be out of your site by 11am on your last day.  To check-out, you will call the ranger right before you leave the property.  If the ranger does not hear from you by noon, s/he will visit your site to check in on you.

Cancellation Policy Back to Top

Full refunds will be given for all day, overnight, and program reservations when they are canceled one week, or more, in advance of the visit. If reservations are canceled in the week prior to the start of the reservation, no refund will be given, but the funds can be transferred to a future Outdoor Family Experience reservation, if desired.   In the event of severe weather that cancels a program reservation like boating, swimming, horseback riding, and climbing, full refunds will be given or transferred to future event, if desired.  To request a refund, email camping@stlbsa.org with the reservation number and reason for the refund.