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!
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.
Other Lake Usage
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.
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.
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!
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.