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Welcome to Cuyuna Family Camp!

Twin Valley Council, BSA

Something for the Entire Family!

Cuyuna Scout Camp is located in scenic North Central Minnesota. The camp is on 680 acres northeast of Brainerdjust outside of Crosslake. There are 5 beautiful lakes that border on the camp and one, Lake Russel, which is fully within the camp's boundaries. It is not unheard-of to see eagles and loons; a common occurrence. The camp boasts a beautiful wooded area and is renowned for its birch and pine trees.

Cuyuna Scout Camp offers an area just for scouting families. Our family camp area is located on Pickerel Lake where there are row boats, canoes, a paddle boat and a lot of great fishing. There is also a new shower facility with flush toilets.

When you come, you can just pitch a tent or pull in your camper. There are electrical hook-ups available. Reservations are not needed for the camping area. It is first-come, first-serve, but there is plenty of room for everyone. (You must have an actively registered Scout or be a registered Scouter to use Family Camp.)

Cuyuna Family Camp is open year-round. Come for a weekend or come for a week – we would love to see you again!

Family Camp Cabins available

Are you looking for a way to bring the whole family to Cuyuna? All four cabins are available during the normal camping season. Please spread the word, because in years past these cabins were not available during the camping season. This could be a great way to bring the whole family to camp for a week. In addition, it might be a way to get the parents involved who are not thrilled about sleeping out side! Please visit the link below to make your reservations. Cabin rental May 1st - November 1st  is $75.00 per night.  Once we turn off the water of November 2nd the fee drops to $50 per night until April 30st.  Remember, you must be BSA registered to use the Family Camp Cabins.

Click here to rent the Family Camp cabins.

Camp Schedule

Family members are welcome to visit their Scouts anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. while Cuyuna Scout Camp is in session. Please check-in at the Admin building for a visitor’s pass before going to the Scout's campsite.

Please join us for these special events:

Camp wide meal – Sunday
($6.00 per person (subject to change) - please notify Admin by 4:00 if attending)
6:00 p.m., Picnic Shelter Near Admin Building

Opening campfire – Sunday
9:00 p.m., Council Ring

Chapel service – Wednesday
7:15 p.m., Lakeside Chapel

Water Carnival – Friday
3:30 p.m., Waterfront

Camp wide meal – Friday
($6.00 per person (subject to change) - please notify Admin by 4:00 if attending)
6:00 p.m., Near Admin Building

Closing campfire – Friday
9:00 p.m., Council Ring

Trading Post

The Trading Post is open to all family campers while Cuyuna Scout Camp is in session. Hours vary depending on camp activities and staff availability. Check with the Ranger for current hours.

Available at the Trading Post:

  • Ice
  • Night Crawlers
  • Bug Spray
  • Cuyuna T-shirts
  • Camping Gear
  • Ice Cream & Snacks
  • and Much More!!

Please check-in at the Admin building for a visitor’s pass before going to the Trading Post.

Campground Camping Fees

$25.00 per night per family includes electricity

$75.00 per night for the cabins. May 1st - November 1st

Rules & Regulations

Cuyuna Family Camp is a part of the Twin Valley Council Cuyuna Scout Reservation. As a Scouting facility, we expect all campers to first and foremost observe the Scout Oath and Law.  

  • Please help us keep the bathroom and shower house clean.
  • Help conserve hot water. Limit showers to 5 minutes.
  • Notify Ranger if bathroom supplies are low.
  • Please put garbage in (not on) garbage cans. Make sure garbage can covers are on tight.
  • Put recycling (aluminum, plastic, tin) in recycling cans.
  1. One adult in your group must be BSA registered to use Family Camp Cabins
  2. No alcohol on camp property.
  3. Please keep pets leashed at all times.
  4. Do not leave pets unattended.
  5. Barking dogs will not be tolerated.
  6. Please be considerate of your neighbors. Camp quiet time is 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.


  1. No Lifeguard on Duty.
  2. All children must be accompanied by an adult when playing at the beach, swimming, or while in canoes.
  3. A life preserver must be worn while in boats or canoes.
  4. Please return all paddles and life jackets to the shower building.
  5. No swimming outside of the beach area.
  6. Canoes and boats are available for your use. Please pull them onto the beach and flip upside down when done.
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