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We've been lodging at the "Aubrey Watzek Lodge" (also known as the Boy Scouts Lodge). It is located just west of White River Sno Park off of Highway 35, eleven miles from Timberline Lodge Ski Area. Some general information about the lodge: It's BIG! It sleeps roughly 70 people. The Boy Scouts of America use the lodge during the Winter months. We have 9 video review stations, large dining area, full kitchen, ping pong, foosball, ski tuning station, trampoline and skateboard ramp on campus.

How to get here:

If coming from the Portland area, you continue driving on Highway 26 traveling east past the town of Government Camp, then you'd take the Highway 35 exit towards Hood River and "Mt Hood Meadows". Once you are on highway 35, drive 3.8 miles and our lodge parking lot is on the left side of the highway. If you got to White River Sno Park, you drove a tiny bit too far! You'll need to turn around.

If you are traveling up from Hood River on Highway 35, we're just past the White River Sno Park parking lot on the right side of the highway. It's a smaller parking lot and the lodge is hidden behind some trees.

If you are traveling north on highway 26 from the Bend/Redmond area, take the Hood River-Mt Hood Meadows exit, which puts you on Highway 35. Drive 3.8 miles and our little parking lot is on the left side of the highway.

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Adult campers must provide their own lodging, with the exception of the "Adults Only" Session at the end of the summer. For the Adults-Only session, you can lodge with us or provide your own.

Lodging options include the Mt Hood Inn, Collins Lake Resort, Grand Lodges or The Lodge at Government Camp - see below for details. You would need to make your own reservations.

1. Mt Hood Inn (Best Western): Check out their website. You will need to make your own reservations with the Mt Hood Inn if you decide to stay there. Mt Hood Inn direct number: 503-272-3205.

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2. Collins Lake Resort: check out their website

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3. Grand Lodges: Check out their website

Grand Lodges


4. The Lodge at Government Camp: Check out their website

The Lodge Government Camp


5. Golden Poles unit #108: More info here *(No kids)


Another resource for local area lodging can be found here:


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