North Florida CouncilCampingSt Johns River Base at Echockotee

St. Johns River Base at Echockotee


Located in Orange Park, FL along the shores of Doctor's Lake the St Johns River Base is home to the North Florida Council's Aquatics Camp in addition to many other programs offered throughout the year. 

For more information on programs offered go to

Founded in the early 1920's the River Base has 8 large campsites, a dining hall, meeting rooms, plus many pavilions and program areas to fit your Scouting needs.

Other Features include:

  • Shooting Sports geared to help Cub Scouts and adults learn about safe Archery and BB gun activities.
  • A climbing wall for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
  • A swimming pool
  • A beautiful river with great opportunities for sailboating, motor boats, canoeing, kayaking, and much more!

St Johns River Base is open from September through April every year. Aquatics Camp opens May through August. To learn more about our Aquatics Camp go to

To make Reservations at St Johns River Base:






Ranger: Frank Geer (904) 250-9981

2513 Doctor's Lake Dr.
Orange Park, FL 32073

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