This short-term camp, formerly called Camp Cullaby, is named after two Silver Beaver recipients, in memory of John Royce of Seaside and John Finel of Astoria, long-time supporters of Scouting. It is located at the northeast end of Cullaby Lake in Warrenton, Oregon.
Royce Finel is a great camp for year round camping. The low elevation reduces the likelihood of snow in the winter. Things to do at this camp include hiking to the beach (2 miles), renting and bringing down canoes from Scouters' Mountain, for which leaders will need to have safe current swim and safety afloat cards. Only a short distance away, Scouts and their leaders can visit Fort Clatsop National Park where Lewis and Clark made their winter camp. The new Fort to Sea trail from Sunset Beach to Fort Clatsop is now finished. It is about 7 miles long one way and the start of the Trail is only two miles from Royce Finel. Visit the Astor Column in Astoria, on a clear day you can see 360 degrees in all directions, from the mountains to the ocean, or visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. You can travel to Fort Stevens and see World War II Battery Russell and the Bark the Peter Iredale on the beach in Warrenton.
Royce Finel has five primitive Campsites with fresh water, all have tables and approved fire rings. A flagpole area, two double latrines. Four camp sites have tarp shelter frames. (The tarp shelters take a 11.5 x 15.5 tarp)
Royce Finel is limited to a Maximum of Fifty Persons Camping on any given weekend. If you have a bigger group please check out one of the other Council short term Camps. The five campsites are more appropriate for patrol sites, not troop campsites.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION:
Units cannot drive into Camp Royce Finel. The only way to get there is hike the twenty minute trail around the lake or bring a boat or Canoe to haul heavy equipment such as Dutch ovens, coolers etc. The service road is closed to all units and the gate is locked.
Clatsop County has implemented a seasonal day use fee at Carnahan Park. (Where units park to hike to Royce Finel.) The fee is as follows: $3.00 per day per vehicle from May 1st to end of September. No fee from October 1st to end of April.
Our suggestion to avoid day use fees is this: Units can unload the Scouts and gear across the street at the entrance to Carnahan Park (Do not park there.) and can park vehicles two blocks west on the East side of Hawkins Rd., (North and South of Westshore Ln.) Units that still want to park in the park are welcome to do so but must pay these fees. There is a pay station at the Entrance to the park. Units can pay all at once for the time they stay. Be sure to write the dates of stay down. A park ranger checks the vehicles for violations several times a day.
There is no overnight parking at the park except for those using Royce-Finel. In order to communicate to the parking enforcement for the park that you are staying at the camp, please download the form listed as Carnahan Park Overnight Parking Form in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page, fill it in completely and leave it on the dash of each vehicle your group is leaving in the park overnight. If you do not have this form on the dash, the county will think you are illegally camping in the park, and you will be fined. PLEASE LOCK ALL VEHICLES.
Non Summer Reservations
Available for weekend camping year round. Reservations and tour permits are required. There is no personnel on-site for weekend use. The camp consists of several tent sites (personal tents required), and program shelters.
Beginning in the Fall of 2015, all non-Summer reservations will be managed using the new Tentaroo reservation system. If you are making a reservation as part of a Scouting unit, it is important that you use your unit's Tentaroo account and not a personal one. If you are a unit from the Cascade Pacific Council, you already have an account that was created for you. If you do not know you login credentials, please CLICK HERE to request them be sent to you. For step-by-step directions on using the Tentaroo system to make your group's reservation, please click on the video on the right. (Double Click for Full Screen)
For any use by a group other than a Scout-chartered pack, troop, team, crew, ship, or post: Please begin by contacting Juliana Helwig (503.226.3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about open dates, facilities, and fees. All facilities carry a rental charge.
Guest groups are required to provide a deposit, certificate of insurance, hold-harmless agreement and rental contract. Details about these forms will be provided by Juliana as part of the reservation process.
|Carnahan Park Overnight Parking Form||Form to be completed and left on the dash of every vehicle parking overnight at Carnahan Park.||Download|
|Map - Royce-Finel Highway||Map and directions to Royce-Finel.||Download|
|Map - Royce-Finel Trail||Map of Royce-Finel including important property features.||Download|
|Medical Form||Medical Form - Medical Form to be completed for all outings. Form good for one year. Sections A & B required for all outings. Section C required for outings over 72 hours. Section D required for National High Adventure Bases (sec. D not used by the Cascade Pacific Council at this time).||Download|
|Unit Roster||Blank unit roster form for use for all troops attending Royce-Finel.||Download|