Rum River Scout Camp

Anoka, MN

Only four miles north of Anoka on the banks of the beautiful Rum River, Rum River Scout Camp is a fantastic wilderness option for camping opportunities within the metro area. Purchased with penny stock donated by Harlan Thurston in November, 1957, Rum River Scout Camp is a 167 acre facility covered with stands of pine and oak groves. Whether you like disc golf, canoeing, or orienteering, Rum River has something for everyone to enjoy.

15659 Saint Francis Boulevard
Anoka, MN 55303


Rum River, Raccoon Vista Nature Trail, challenge course, disc golf course, canoe rental.


Overnight camping, district events, Order of the Arrow events, trainings, courts of honor, campfires, community events and float trips.

Facility Ratings

  • Basic: Single Room/Multi-Purpose Spaces, Limited/No Cooking Facilities, Outdoor Restrooms Only
  • Moderate: Single or Multi Room Spaces, Indoor Restrooms and Cooking Facilities (unless noted otherwise)
  • Premium: Multi Room Spaces, Indoor Restrooms with Showers, Cooking Facilities, Nicer Finishes

Colbert Moderate


Nestled into a oak grove at the center of camp, Colbert Lodge is a great spot for your next...

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  • Capacity: Sleeps 30
  • Restroom Facilities: Indoor restroom
  • Cooking Facilities: Full kitchen with range, oven and refrigeration
  • Heating: Gas

Thurston Premium


Nestled in the trees along a dirt road, Thurston Lodge provides a great camping experience....

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  • Capacity: Sleeps 25
  • Restroom Facilities: Indoor restroom with shower
  • Cooking Facilities: Full kitchen with commercial range/ovens/griddle and refrigeration
  • Heating: Wood/Gas

Weaver Moderate


Surrounded by oak trees and bordering the Raccoon Vista Nature Trail, Weaver Lodge is a great...

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  • Capacity: Sleeps 20
  • Restroom Facilities: outdoor latrine
  • Cooking Facilities: full kitchen with commercial range/ovens/griddle and refrigeration
  • Heating: Wood/Gas

Fall Day Camp

Fall Day Camp is a half-day opportunity for all Cub Scouts and their families

Polar Cubs

We guarantee there is no better way to spend a day outside during a Minnesota Winter.

Weekend Camping

Come and enjoy our camps anytime of year.

Weekend Special Events

Five of our metro area camps have created a special event schedule for all those who are camping with us in the coming months.

Discovery Day Camp

Discovery Day Camp is a week long program (5 days) that's open to all youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Here are just some of the fun activities you can do at Rum River Scout Camp!

Rum River Scout Camp

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Colleen and Dickie Green

Caretaker, Rum River Scout Camp
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