Rathgeber Wilderness Scout Camp

Near Dripping Spings, Texas

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2 miles east of Dripping Springs on US 290 (14.1 miles west of Loop 1). The entrance is on the north side of the highway past Hays Country Acres Road.

GPS coordinates: 30 degrees, 11' 39.73 N; 98 degrees, 02' 49.03 W

Map of camp: CLICK HERE (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)
  • For use only by Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews
  • Roughly 60 acres
  • Confluence of Barton and Little Barton Creek along northern boundary of camp
  • Entrance into camp is caliche-style, semi-improved road
  • Primitive-style, Leave No Trace camping
  • Water is not available, no structures on the property
  • No ground fires; cooking on backpacking stoves or propane stoves only
  • All campers must adhere to Hays County burn bans (when in effect)
  • Trash and garbage must be removed from camp; no on-site trash dump
  • 2 campsite areas identified for use of no more than 30 persons each
  • At least one adult leader MUST be Leave No Trace (LNT) trained

to reserve campsite(s) for weekend camping:


CLICK HERE to reserve your camping dates at Rathgeber Wilderness Scout Camp
  • Campsites are reserved on a first come first served basis
  • Capitol Area Council units must pay $2.50 per person for use fee
  • Out of council Scouting units must pay $5.00 per person for use fee
  • All units must satisfy BSA two deep leadership standards
  • Council refund policy will be in effect for all fees paid and owed