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Griffith League

Griffith League Scout Ranch

Camp Details

  • Nearly 5,000 acres
  • One of the few remaining intact land grants from the Republic of Texas
  • Federally designated habitat for the Houston Toad, an endangered species
  • Units must use Leave No Trace camping guidelines
  • Strict camping/hiking requirements December 1-May 31 due to Toad mating season
  • No ground fires are permitted; cooking by camp stove/backpacking stove only
  • Water is available at the base camp parking lot


Near Bastrop, Texas
Directions: Google
Map of camp:
Click Here (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)
Print Map of Hiking Trails

NOTE: effective September 1, 2023, every adult present on overnight activities must be registered as an adult member of Scouting. This means submitting an adult application and registration fee, undergoing a criminal background check and volunteer screening database check, and completing Youth Protection training just like all adult leaders.


Program Areas

Cub Scouts cannot camp at Griffith League Scout Ranch

Hiking Trails

  • 16 miles of casual and more rigorous hiking trails
  • No fee for trail usage
  • Hikers must stay away from ponds during toad mating season unless accompanied by an approved Biologist



Weekend Camping Information

CLICK HERE to get the Griffith League Scout Ranch Guide Book

CLICK HERE to see a map of areas of Griffith League Scout Ranch damaged by the Bastrop County wildfire of Fall 2011

General Information

  • Campsites are reserved on a first come, first served basis
  • All units must satisfy BSA two deep leadership standards
  • All program area fees must be paid in advance to the Capitol Area Council office

Our council’s Properties Committee, in conjunction with council professional leadership, has made the decision to open Griffith League Scout Ranch back up to ‘Leave No Trace’ camping and C.O.P.E. programs effective immediately with the following restrictions:

  • Leave No Trace principles must be observed for all camping and activities
  • Scouts and leaders are not allowed into any of the burned areas
  • Scouts must observe all barricades and signs restricting entry to dangerous areas
  • Back gate and back road from Pine Path are closed indefinitely
  • Camporees and large district events are prohibited

Capitol Area Council units are required to pay $3 per youth/adult to use our council camping properties for regular weekend camping or day events. Out of council units have to pay $6 per camper (youth or adult). These fees are used to offset camp cleaning supplies/services and operating expenses.