Property Details: Meriwether

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Camp Meriwether is located on the scenic Oregon Coast, one of the only Boy Scout camps to feature an ocean beach.  Tall evergreens and plentiful wildlife abound. Blue skies and warm coastal breezes attract many Scouts to this premier Scouting camp each year.

Camp Meriwether is Cascade Pacific Council's oldest Summer Camp. Purchased in 1926 from the Chamberlain Family, Camp Meriwether replaced Camp Chinderee which burned down in 1925. Meriwether is located on the Oregon coast south of Cape Lookout with beautiful beach and cove.

The mighty Pacific Ocean provides the dramatic backdrop for this full service camp with 2 miles of private beach. The camp includes Lake Chamberlain, a fresh-water lake for swimming and boating, a trading post, a .22 rifle range, a shotgun range, an archery range, a black powder range, scoutcraft, handicraft and an ecology study center. For experienced campers, Meriwether offers high adventure hikes and a rock climbing program on a 35' tower.

Summer Program:

Camp Merwether is truly a destination summer camp for Boy Scouts during summer months. This traditional camp offers a wide variety of merit badges, including Oceanography, Trail to First Class, and other programs.  Older Scouts enjoy climbing and rapelling, along with outbound hikes and beach exploration. 

For more information about the summer program, please see the Camp Meriwether Summer Camp page.

To place a reservation for summer camp, use the summer camp reservation form.

Weekend Camping:

Located on the Pacific Coast just 20 minutes from Tillamook, Oregon, and available for weekend camping September through mid-June. Reservations and tour permits are required. Resident Camp Ranger and Campmaster crew on duty each weekend. The camp consists of several, adirondack sites, tent sites, and program shelters. Rifle range and lake open when certified staff are available (inquire at the Portland Service Center).

To place a weekend camping reservation, please CLICK HERE to access the online property reservation system for pricing, scheduling, and other details.  If you have further questions in making a reservation, please contact Volunteer Services at 503.225.5759 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Facility Rental:

These facilities are available for rental by guest groups.  Please CLICK HERE to access the online property reservation system for pricing, scheduling, and other details.  If you have further questions in making a reservation, please contact Volunteer Services at 503.225.5759 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


Property Facts:

Size: 790 acres

Location: 30 minutes east of Tillamook, Oregon, just south of Cape Lookout State Park and Cape Lookout

GPS Coordinates:  45. 19.036 n  /  123. 57.712 w

Elevation: 30ft

Mailing Address: 17500 Cape Lookout Road, Cloverdale, OR 97112

Date Acquired: 1926

Maps: Click here to download trail maps of camp, and highway maps to camp

 

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