|Location||60 Forest Road, Crescent Lake, OR 97733|
Founded in 1938, Camp Makualla is the principal Boy Scout summer camp facility for Crater Lake Council. Located on the southern shore of Crescent Lake along the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon. . It is a beautiful camp covered in 100-year-old Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pines. Many of these trees are so big it would take 5 Scouts holding hands to wrap themselves all the way around one!
- New in 2018: 5 new laser sailboats, 2 new motor boats and a new dock!
- 80th Anniversary 1938-2018: -
- Approximately 55 miles from Crater Lake National Park
- Camp is approximately 4,500 feet elevation with scenery of ponderosa pines
- Beautiful waterfront provides swimming and all lake activities
- Rifle range, Shotgun Range & Archery Range
- Many Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails
- Excellent Fishing (kokanee salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish
- Drinking water and restrooms with showers available
- Multiple Cabins available for rent with different amenities
- Fred Hanson Memorial Dining Hall available for rent
High Adventure Treks
In addition to traditional summer camp and weekend camping, many cool high-adventure treks are also available at Makualla. Specially designed for older Scouts ages 14-17 and Ventures, the adventures are fun but offer many challenging elements. The Ultimate Adventure takes place during the entire week with Camp Makualla serving as your base camp, where you’ll return daily before dinner and evening programs.
- Crater Lake National Park Expeditions: - stay at Makualla and visit this famous scenic landmark.
- Cowhorn Mountain Hike: Most famous and popular hike at Camp Makualla. 12 miles round trip, reaching an elevation of 7,664 ft. The hike is a medium level hike.
- Spelunking (Caving): Explore Deep & Dark Natural Caves - Central Oregon is home to many historic caves.
- Mountain Biking: NEW! Extreem Mountain Biking Adventure - Central Oregon is widely considered to be one of the capitals of mountain biking in the United States. Here you’ll find an estimated 1100 miles of legally sanctioned, single track trails - specifically designed for mountain bike enthusiasts!
- Rock Climbing at Smith Rock: Smith Rock Climbing with Misery Ridge Hike
- Whitewater Rafting: Whitewater Rafting with Paulina Creek Slides - This commercially guided run takes Scouts on a 1 hour (estimate) trip down the famous Deschutes river Big Eddy run, a 3 mile stretch of class 1 & 2 rapids and a ¼ mile stretch of continuous class 2 & 3 rapids.
- The Simax Beach Overnight Canoe Trip: This water trek has been a staple activity of Camp Makualla for over 50 years! Unit’s or Patrols leave in the evening on a 1 hour canoe trip across Crescent Lake, where they camp for the night. Because of high waves in the evening, this is absolutely a high adventure activity. Staff drops your gear off at your campsite in the evening and Scouts canoe their gear back across the lake in the morning before breakfast.
- Fawn Lake Trek: This is an 8 mile round trip hike. It is fairly easy, gently sloping through trees until you reach the lake.
- Diamond Peak Trek: This is an 8,744 ft cascade volcano which dominate this wilderness. It can be viewed from camp as you look across the lake. This is a very difficult hike and is only available once the snow has melted (normally not available in July). The hike is 22 miles round trip. Units who do this hike often backpack, camp and take 2 full days to complete it. Units who wish to do this hike should be experienced hikers.