By Tyler North
May 27, 2017

Where to Go Camping: Jeremiah Johnson

Just a few miles up Hobble Creek Canyon, Camp Jeremiah Johnson offers camping facilities for Scouts of all ages. During the day,  Activity Day girls and Cub Scouts use the facilities, but it’s open for anyone to go camping during the weekend. 

The camp has six sites. Reserve sites online for $20 per night (see contact info below). For 11-year-old scouts, this could be a perfect place to go on a campout for one night instead of making a longer drive to the mountains. During the week, Cub Scout day camp ends by 8 PM, so the facilities are available for short activities afterwards.

For Young Men and Young Women activities during the week, the camp offers archery and boating on the pond. Youth groups may arrive at 7:30 PM during the week for activities if they contact the camp coordinator in advance. Scouts may also use the facilities during the week if they arrive after 7:30 PM.

For Scouts working towards their Eagle or other advancements, Camp Jeremiah Johnson offers the cooking and sailing merit badges every month. You can find more information on their merit badge schedule on the council’s Camp Jeremiah Johnson website page.

Directions

 

Take the 1-15 or travel from Springville to easily access the camp. From I-15, take exit 260 which turns into 400 S in Springville. Drive three miles East, then take the first exit in the roundabout onto S Canyon Road. Drive five miles East on Canyon Road until you come to the Rotary Park, taking a left turn at the fork in the road. Continue just past the Rotary Park entrance about 100 feet, and Camp Jeremiah Johnson is on your right.

More Information

  • The campground offers a large covered pavilion and amphitheater with a fire pit for common use.
  • The camp is equipped with running water and portable bathroom facilities.
  • There are no grills installed at the camp, so groups must bring their own cooking equipment.
  • The camp has two ponds on site for aquatic activities.
  • Enrollment for girls attending Activity Days recently passed the 4,000 mark for the summer, which is a new all-time record for girls in attendance. There will also be 6,000 Cub Scouts in attendance this summer at the camp.

For camping reservations, please contact Ann Shumway the Camping Director, by email (ann.shumway@ scouting.org) or by phone at 801-437-6218. 

 

Author: Tyler North | Hispanic Outreach Specialist, Utah National Parks Council 

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