Diamond H Scout Ranch
Escape to the Cookson Hills! Your trip to the Diamond H Scout Ranch will take you through woods and fields, across creeks and deer trails, past bandit caves and peaceful waterfalls. You will fall in love with the oak-maple forest, the massive limestone outcroppings, and the hidden hollows of the 6,500-acre ranch. This wild tract is located just east of Lake Tenkiller, 167 miles east of Oklahoma City, 79 miles from Tulsa and 53 miles west of Fort Smith.
Adjoining the property is the 15,000-acre Cookson Wildlife Management Area. Terrapin Creeks flows down to Tenkiller Ferry Lake, known as the clearest lake in Oklahoma with 13,000 acres of water and 130 miles of shoreline. The scenic Illinois River offers 70 miles of floating possibilities and 8 miles of cold-water trout fishing. The Cherokee Nation is head-quartered in Tahlequah and offers several cultural attractions including the Cherokee Heritage Center.
Boy Scouts and Venturers may participate in this fun contest held at Diamond H in February. This popular activity usually has over 700 participants. Shooting activities include shotgun, .22 rifle, black powder rifle, slingshot, tomahawks, throwing knives, and pellet rifles. Venturers may also participate in high-power rifle and pistol.
Spring Break High Adventure Treks
Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to attend this high adventure week in the wilderness of the Cookson Hills. This camp is scheduled during Oklahoma's spring break in March. Scouts new to backpacking may participate in the Backbacking Basics Trek. Youth ages 14-20 may participate in the Kodiak Leaderhip Trek. The Spring Break staff also offers a High Adventure Trek of hiking and backpacking.
Fall Encampment is an encampment for Boy Scouts and Venturers to learn in-depth outdoor skills. This year we are offering experiences in shooting sports, wilderness survival, and team competition for older Scouts and Venturers in Search & Rescue and Wilderness Survival, as well as Geocaching and Surveying.
Weekend Unit Camping
Troops, Teams, Crews, Posts, and Ships are all welcome to camp at Diamond H. The property is open for camping on weekends throughout the year except for major holidays, hunting season, and during council and district camps. There a few established campsites and 6,500 acres of backcountry camping possibilities. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance and may be made up to eleven months in advance.
Cub Scout packs are not permitted to camp at Diamond H. Troops and Crews may view availability and reserve campsites.
|DH Topo Map - Cherokee County only||Northern portion of the camp in Cherokee County. Prints 11" x 17"||Download|
|DH Topo Map - Main Tract||Entire camp except the Terrapin Creek tract. Prints 11" x 17"||Download|
|DH Topo Map - Terrapin Creek Tract||Small tract on the western side of camp. Prints letter size 8.5" x 11"||Download|
|DH Topographic Map - Entire Camp||Detailed topographic map of Diamond H Scout Ranch. 14" x 14"||Download|
|Diamond H Weekend Camping Guide 2020.pdf||Weekend Camping Guide||Download|
|Directions to Diamond H Scout Ranch.pdf||Driving Directions to Diamond H Scout Ranch.||Download|
|Topo map of Cookson WMA.pdf||Topographic map of the Cookson Wildlife Management Area adjoining Diamond H Scout Ranch.||Download|