Crater Lake Council

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Crater Lake Council #491
Crater Lake Council #491
Location 3039 Hanley Road - Central Point, OR 97502

Crater Lake Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America located in the states of Northern California and Central and Southern Oregon.

Council History

Service Centers

3 service centers located in

  • Central Point - 3039 Hanley Road, Central Point OR - 541-664-1444
  • Bend - 61383 S. Hwy 97 Suite F, Bend OR - 541-382-4647
  • Eureka - 1007 Wood Street, Eureka CA - 707-443-8345



Council Camps

This council has 4 camp properties:

  • Camp Makualla - The council's historic Summer Camp & Hi-Adventure Base. It is located only 55 miles from Crater Lake N.P., it features both a traditional summer camp program and hi-adventure whitewater rafting, caving, mountain biking and several tall mountain hikes.
  • Camp McLoughlin - Cub Scout Resident Camps, it is located at Lake of the Woods near Klamath Falls
  • Camp Riggs - (AKA: Elk River Scout Camp) abandoned logging camp located in the redwoods near Eureka California.
  • Camp McCaleb - located in Southern Oregon, this 106 acre ranch is a hi-adventure base for Scuba diving a deep fresh-water gorge on the Illinois River.

Wilderness Adventures

  • Crater Lake National Park, is the fifth-oldest national park in the U.S. and the only national park in Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests.
  • Lava Beds National Monument, located in northeastern California, on the northeastern flank of Medicine Lake Volcano and has the largest total area covered by a volcano in the Cascade Range. Here are found numerous lava tube caves, with 25 having marked entrances and developed trails for public access and exploration.
  • Redwood National and State Parks -a group of four parks, together, protect 45% of all remaining coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) old-growth forests. These trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. In addition to the redwood forests, the parks preserve other indigenous flora, fauna, grassland prairie, cultural resources, portions of rivers and other streams, and 37 miles (60 km) of pristine coastline.
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest - encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles (10,103 km) of streams and rivers. Major features include Shasta Lake, the largest man-made lake in California and Mount Shasta, elevation 14,179 feet.

OA Lodge

Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge 491 "The Land of Fire" of the Order of the Arrow serves this council. This lodge was founded upon the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.

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