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Roy D. Rivers

Roy D. Rivers Wilderness Camp

Camp Details

  • Nearly 400 acres
  • Heavily forested, rugged terrain
  • Perfect for low impact wilderness camping and backpacking
  • Primitive-style camping, no defined campsites
  • Water is not available, no structures on the property
  • 60 minute drive from Austin


Between Smithville, Texas and Rosanky, Texas

Directions to camp: Google

NOTE: continue on Split Oak Road after the pavement ends; you will eventually dead end into the entrance gate to camp. High clearance vehicles are recommended.

Maps of camp:

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.


Weekend camping information

General Information

  • 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

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.