Wente Scout Reservation

A Wente logo with various camp symbols imbedded with King Skunk in a fleur di lis.


Wente Scout Reservation is a Nationally Accredited BSA Camp Site owned and operated by the Golden Gate Area Council. Comprised of over 2200 acres with 14 separate campsites and a 80 acre lake, Wente Scout Reservation is one of the largest Scout Camps on the West Coast. Our camp is located five miles east of the town of Willits known as the ‘Gateway to the Redwoods’ and also home of the Skunk Train.

Summer Camp 2022

Updated information coming in March 2022

Wente Scout Reservation offers a chance to hike, backpack, sail, mountain bike, fish, ride horses, and go rock climbing all in one week. Scouts can try their hand at black powder musket firing, kayaking and rappelling. Expert instruction in popular outdoor skill merit badges will make the Scoutcraft area come alive. Wente Scout Reservation is rich in wildlife and allows for the study of conservation, re-forestation, wildlife management, woodcraft and nature study. Rifle, shotgun, and archery shooting are also popular activities. The tall Douglas Fir, Redwoods, Madrones and golden meadows spell adventure for the Unit that likes to rough it and test their skills. The lake is a great place for swimming, small boat sailing, kayaking, and canoeing, and it is considered one of the warmest lakes in the state.

Wente Scout Reservation also hosts three weekends of Family vacation camping during the year as well as other camping experiences for Cub Scouts and other organizations.

Camping Activities

Tiger Cub Safari

Tiger Cub Safari patch with black rim

We had 2 awesome weekends this year and can’t wait to see our NEW TIGERS in 2023!

Tigers Rule!  Others Drool!

Family Camp

Clipart: Campsite lakeside with mountains in the background.

Memorial Day Weekend: May 27 – 30, 2022 FULL

Summer Weekend: August 26 – 28, 2022

Labor Day Weekend: September 2 -5, 2022

Riders and horses prepare for a trail ride at the Risin' W Corral barn.
Campers in a rowboat out in the leg near the tulles.
Mountain Bikers circled up for some last minute advice before hitting the trail.
Two scouts competing in Campwide Games in the Log Rolling event at Waterfront, Wente Scout Reservation with other on the docks in the background.
Scouts & WSR Staff working together as two scouts climb at The Rock.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

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