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Nanitch sits just North of Government Camp. The lodge faces a tubing hill, accessed from the basement thrugh the tunnel seen in the lower right of this photo.Inside, the lodge is a cozy place to warm up after hours of tubing funA fireplace helps warm the lodge, and provides a nice spot to relaxRemember to bring a SNO-PARK permit for all vehicles. Oregon State Police does patrol the Sno-Park, and ticket vehicles without permits.The trail to the lodge is across the road from the Sno-Park. Use extreme caution crossing the road and climbing up to the trail.

Located just above Government Camp on "Old West Leg Road". Nanitch Lodge sleeps approximately 60 people with one central commercial size kitchen. Timberline Lodge, Ski-Bowl, and Mt. Hood Meadows are only minutes away for those wishing to ski, and numerous other activities abound in and around the Government Camp area of Mount Hood.

Parking during the winter months require a Sno Park Permit.

Winter Unit Lodge Use:

Units are encouraged to take their Scouts up to the winter lodges for a day or overnight snow activity.  Each weekend December through March is pre-scheduled for packs, troops, teams, and crews to utilize the lodges.  Please visit the Winter Lodge page for details and schedule.

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: 8 acres

Location: 10 minutes east of Government Camp on Mount Hood

GPS Coordinates:  45.18.463 n  /  121.44.145 w

Elevation: 4,390ft

Mailing Address: 90255 West Leg Road, Government Camp, OR  (no Postal service)

Date Acquired: 1953

Maps: Click here to download a highway map to the lodge


Support Your Camp

Work Weekend: Each camp holds a work weekend during which volunteers get together to complete needed projects over one day or one weekend.  A list of weekends and contact information for other properties can be found on the Work Weekend page. 

Adopt-A-Project: Camp rangers keep lists of projects that a group, from Cub Scout packs to Boy Scout troops, or even families, Rotary or other service clubs, can 'adopt' based on their skill level and resources.  A sample list of projects can be found on the Adopt-A-Project page, along with contact information for camp rangers so you can find a project suitable for your group.

Camp Host Program: Many camps have Camp Hosts most weekends to help visiting campers maximize their camping experience.  Become a Camp Host to help packs and troops have great weekend camping trips.

Make A Donation Of Equipment: Visit our Equipment Donations page to see a list of items that our camps need.  To make a donation, please send an email to info@cpcbsa.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

. If at all possible, include photos of the items. Please provide a detailed description of the equipment so that we may determine if it can be utilized and if so, the best use for it. Either an office staff member or a camp ranger will contact you about your donation offer. Thank you for your thoughtful contribution!

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