Reservations: St. Johns River Base at Echockotee

Making Reservations for Your Unit Instructions


The Camp is now operational. There are still some areas of the Camp that are off limits for use. When making reservations to use the Camp please consult with the Ranger on those areas that are off limits as they change frequently in light of ongoing recovery and clean-up efforts. Scouting Units are still needed for service to become 100% operational. Please schedule your service work days through Ranger Frank at 904-250-9981.

North Florida Council has two camps for Scouts to camp out and enjoy lots of exciting activities!

Located in Orange Park, FL along the shores of Doctor's Lake the St Johns River Base is home to the North Florida Council's Aquatics Camp in addition to many other programs offered throughout the year.

Founded in the early 1920's the River Base has 8 large campsites, a dining hall, meeting rooms, plus many pavilions and program areas to fit your Scouting needs.

Other Features include:

  • Shooting Sports geared to help Cub Scouts and adults learn about safe Archery and BB gun activities.
  • A climbing wall for Webelos, Scouts BSA, and Venturers.
  • A swimming pool
  • A beautiful river with great opportunities for sailboating, motor boats, canoeing, kayaking, and much more!

St Johns River Base is open for individual and troop camping from September through April every year. Aquatics Camp opens May through August. 

2513 Doctor's Lake Dr.
Orange Park, FL 32073

Driving Directions to St Johns River Base (pdf)

Map of St Johns River Base (pdf)

Ringhaver Pool Usage Rules (pdf)

Camp Usage Rules (pdf)

St. Johns River Base Reservation Fees (pdf)

Service Projects at St. Johns River Base



*Partner Units, please contact Carrie Kurtz at 


521 S. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 388-0591 (904) 387-4148
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