John W. Nichols Scout Ranch
Maintained since 1932, John W. Nichols Scout Ranch is the oldest continually-used camp property within the Last Frontier Council. John W. Nichols Scout Ranch is located on the southwest edge of Oklahoma City at the intersection of SW 119th and County Line Road. Scouts, Venturers, Commissioners, Scouters and a host of other volunteers and parents keep Last Frontier Council's John Nichols Scout Ranch occupied year round with overnight campouts, weekend campouts and a vast array of Last Frontier Council district and council training opportunities.
John W. Nichols Scout Ranch is available for district-sponsored day camps in the summer, council-sponsored Family Camps each spring and fall, and a wide assortment of other exciting opportunities. Troops, Crews, Ships and Adult Scouters are invited to participate as volunteer staff for Family Camps each year.
John W. Nichols Scout Ranch also has a forty-foot climbing and rappelling tower. Eagle Lodge at John W. Nichols Scout Ranch is a year-round training and conference facility for Scouters in Last Frontier Council.
Family Camp at John W. Nichols Scout Ranch is an opportunity for all Cub Scouts and families to enjoy the outdoors. These council-organized programs are ideal for youth campers and families new to the outdoors.
Weekend Unit Camping
Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, Posts, and Ships are all welcome to camp at John W. Nichols Scout Ranch. The property is open for camping on weekends throughout the year except for major holidays. There are seventeen campsites to choose from with picnic tables and latrines. Most campsites have running water, and several have nearby flush toilets and showers. Units may also reserve one of the several structures on camp, including Eagle Lodge, Boyce pavilion, Seton pavilion, Baden-Powell pavilion, shooting range, climbing tower, and the swimming pool. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance and may be made up to eleven months in advance.
Cub Scout packs may view camp availability using the reservation link below. Troops and Crews may view availability and reserve campsites.
|Hiking Map Trail Map||This is a rough hiking map. The orange route is about 2.5 miles but requires some bushwacking. The two pink trails are each about 0.5 miles.||Download|
|JNSR-directions.pdf||Directions to John W. Nichols Scout Ranch in Oklahoma City.||Download|
|JNSR-map-simple.pdf||Simple map of popular campsites at John W. Nichols Scout Ranch.||Download|
|JNSR-map-topo.pdf||Topographic map of John W. Nichols Scout Ranch for hiking & orienteering.||Download|
|Program Director||Pete Traylor||(405) 840-1114|
|Program Administrator||Kathy Zabloudil||(405) 840-1114 x222|