Recreational Activities

Currently Walter Scott has a single marked hiking trail, the “Frog Pond” trail. This trail is roughly 1 mile round trip and culminates at “the Frog Pond”, one of the furthest Northern Cypress swamps in Illinois. Further trails are planned in our future, so stay tuned!

Frog Pond or Cypress Swamp - take your pick

Lake Walter Scott is a roughly 23 acre lake which contains bass, bluegill, croppie and other types of fish. A boat launch is available along with a cleaning station on the main camp drive, just before the dam. Fishing is open to volunteers, donors, guests, campers, and staff.

Lake with fog at dawn

Lake Walter Scott allows for other water activities. While swimming is not allowed, we do have several canones, paddle boats, kayaks, and paddle boards which are available either for guests or day use.

Four kayaks against a railing

While a permanent disc golf course is in our future, we currently have five moveable goals that can be positioned around the grounds. These are available for our guests to use or day use.

disc golf goals

We have a large selection of both indoor and outdoor games and equipment at Walter Scott. From traditional sports equipment (like basketballs, dodgeballs, bocci balls, footballs, frisbees, etc.) to board games, we have something for everyone here!

cabinet of board games

Our beautiful playground contains slides, swings, a bench swing, and more! It’s perfect to let little ones play while you rest on the benches in the playground or nearby under the trees.

playground