Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation is a high adventure base located in Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks. It is owned by the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America. Floodwood specializes in hiking and canoeing treks. Floodwood itself is a base camp from which canoeing and hiking treks leave. While at base camp, crews can partake in waterskiing, water tubing, climbing, repelling, archery, day hikes, or advancement. For each trek a crew either schedules to leave from base camp and be picked at the end of their trek or the crew is dropped off and returns to base camp. Each trek is accompanied by a certified and highly skilled staff member, known as a Voyageur.
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What makes Floodwood unique is its location on Rollins Pond, which, in turn, connects directly into the vast Saranac, St. Regis, Tupper, Raquette, and Fulton Chain of canoe waters. The many lakes and 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks offer endless opportunities for different treks. In fact your unit could go to Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation for the next 20 years and never take the same trek twice (hint, hint). The Rollins Pond Canoe Base’s strategic location allows for access to a chain of many lakes in the area. Depending on the preferences of your unit, you may choose to do a week long canoe trek or a week long High Peaks trek, or anything in between.
Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation was acquired by Bergen Council, BSA on November 22, 1963. Over the next year, plans were drawn up for an ambitious camping reservation with multiple camps on different parts of the property. As a first step, an outpost camp was established at Rollins Pond for the summer of 1965. Since the concept of wilderness camping offered by a local council camp was a new idea, attendance was by invitation and only units with the required depth of adult leadership were considered. The initial experience was successful and for the next four summers the program was continued and expanded. Problems with water supply led the Council to explore other areas of the reservation for a permanent camp site. The initial expansive plan for multiple camps was already being reconsidered, and in the end West Pine Pond was chosen for development. It is at this site that units have camped since the summer of 1970, while they have continued to use Rollins Pond as the launching point for canoe treks and for the water skiing program.
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*Floodwood does not provide personal tents, stoves, or water purifiers.
Email Director/Administrator Michael Cowan Michael.Cowan@Scouting.org