Reservations: St. Johns River Base at Echockotee

Making Reservations for Your Unit Instructions


The following services are offered FREE OF CHARGE to partner units of the North Florida Council. Partner units host a Family Friends of Scouting presentation & participate in both the spring camp card sale and fall product sale.

  • FREE campsite reservations 
  • FREE use of shelters, pavilions, buildings, campfire rings and program areas 
  • FREE use of aquatics center and pools 
  • FREE use of COPE & climbing towers 
  • FREE use of canoes, kayaks & paddleboards 

If your unit qualified as a partner unit for 2022, your unit leader and committee chair received an email on August 24th with a redemption code to use at checkout. 


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.

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, Scouts BSA, 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 for individual and troop camping from September through April every year. Aquatics Camp opens May through August. 

No reservations can be made May through Labor Day

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

Driving Directions to St Johns River Base (pdf)

Map of St Johns River Base (pdf)

Ringhaver Pool Usage Rules (pdf)

Camp Usage Rules (pdf)

St. Johns River Base Reservation Fees (pdf)

Service Projects at St. Johns River Base

If you see a problem with any facilities at St. Johns River Base, please use the link below to better help us maintain the camp. Please be as specific as possible.





 521 S. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205

(904) 388-0591 (904) 387-4148

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