Norseland Sledding Hill

Norseland Scout Camp

Norseland Camp features water and winding trails, with open space for tenting and activities such as the new Orienteering Games Course. For your comfort, please furnish your own sleeping cot, mattress etc. as bunks have been removed from both lodges.

  • Main lodge sleeps 34, full kitchen, four hot showers, 4 half bathrooms  and fireplace.
  • Quonset Lodge sleeps 14, full kitchen, two showers, 2 half bathrooms, fireplace, heating.
  • Campsites with latrine and water nearby, fire ring and picnic tables.
  • Lake shore offers a fishing dock; canoes are available for rent.
Norseland Scout Camp Patch

Norseland Scout Camp
41556 370th Street
St Peter, MN 56082

Activities

Flag Ceremony

Flag Ceremony

Camping

Camping

Norseland Sled Races

Sledding

Norseland Archery

Archery

Norseland Badmittin2

Yard Games

Norseland BB Guns

BB Guns

Facilities

Main Lodge

  • Full Kitchen
    • Industrial stove with griddle
    • Microwave
    • Hot & Cold running water
    • Refrigerator
    • Pots & Pans and basic cooking utensils
  • Hot showers (4) Half Bath (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Games
    • Ping Pong
    • Misc. board games
    • Cribbage boards
  • Heated (but no A/C)
  • Fishing Dock and Canoe rental

Quonset Lodge

  • Full Kitchen
    • Industrial stove
    • Microwave
    • Hot & Cold running water
    • Refrigerator
    • There are NO pots, pans, or cooking utensils
  • Hot showers (2)
  • Half Bath (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Heated (but no A/C)
  • Fishing Dock and Canoe rental

Campsites

  • Latrine nearby
  • Water nearby
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table

Area Attractions

Norseland Scout Camp is the perfect spot for a camping trip.  Stay for a day, stay for the week, the area offers a variety of attractions for your group to enjoy.  

                                                                                        Arboretum                                                                              Astronomy                                                                         Canoeing            

Arboretum  The Arboretum at Gustavus College provides an enriching environment and outdoor education.  Located in St. Peter, approximately 10/15 miles from Norseland Camp, the arboretum is a beautiful place to explore.  Gustavus Arboretum

Astronomy   Working on the astronomy merit badge?  When staying at Norseland Scout Camp, you are close to not one, but two, amazing observatories.  Gustavus College in St. Peter hosts an observatory as well as Mankato East High School.  Mankato East Planetarium  or Gustavus Observatory

Canoeing   Depending on how far you wish to canoe, there are multiple places near Norseland to launch your canoes.  Seven Mile Creek is one option.  We also have 6 canoes at camp that can be rented.  For more adventurous trips, Bent River Outfitters in Mankato can help plan and outfit a trip.  Bent River Outfitter.

                            

                     Climbing                                                                                           Cycling                                                                           Fishing & Hiking

Climbing   Maybe climbing is the adventure for your group.  MSU Mankato has some great climbing walls that your troop can enjoy.  Both indoor and outdoor walls are available.  MSA Climbing Wall

Cycling   Norseland Scout Camp is close to some great cycling trails.  Red Jacket Trail or the Sakatah Trail are two that are used by local troops for the cycling merit badge.  Both have starting points in Mankato, 20 minutes away.   Red Jacket Trail   Sakatah Trail

Fishing & Hiking   Seven Mile Creek Park; this 628 acre park has ten miles of trails that wind up and down hills along Seven Mile Creek.  Brown Trout are stocked annually in the creek and other fishing is available in the MN River.  Great place for your pre-Philmont or other backpacking treks and to work on your fishing or hiking merit badges. This park is located on US Highway 169 approximately 15 minutes south of St. Peter.  Seven Mile Creek

                             

                      Hiking & Wildlife                                                                               History                                                                            Skiing & Tubing

Hiking & Wildlife     Visit the falls, see the buffalo or hike one of the many trails.  Minneopa State Park is host to a variety of activities.  Located about 30 miles from Norseland Scout Camp, Minneopa is a place to visit in any season.  Minneopa State Park

History   While working on your Indian Lore merit badge, visit some of the historical Native American sites the area offers.  Mankato has Reconciliation Park and the Traverse De Sioux Center is in St. Peter.  Traverse De Sioux Center     Reconciliation Park

Skiing and Tubing   Norseland Scout Camp has a fantastic sledding hill, but if you desire something more like downhill skiing, snowboarding or tubing then checkout Mount Kato.  Mount Kato           

                                                         

                                 Nature                                                                           Water Parks                                                                                  Zip Lines

Nature   The Ney Nature Center is a 446 acre center and park located in Henderson.  There is a multitude of things to do Ney Nature Center year round.  You are welcome to hike the trails or their staff is available for hire for special events such snow shoeing.  Ney Nature Center

Water Parks   Need to escape the summer heat while at camp?  Visit one of the water parks located near you.  North Mankato opened a new water park in 2021 and the city of Gaylord hosts another option.  North Mankato Water Park   Gaylord Aquatics Park

Zip Lines   Voted the #3 “Aerial Adventure in America” with both Zip Line Tours and High Ropes Course.  Kerfoot Canopy Tours is a great place to get your adrenaline pumping!  Kerfoot Canopy Tours

Note:  These businesses are not affiliated with Twin Valley Council or the Boy Scouts of America.  Being included on our website is not meant to be an endorsement of the business.  This list is put together simply to aid in planning.  All questions or reservations must be made directly with the business and not through Twin Valley Council.   

Driving Directions to Norseland Scout Camp

Norseland Scout Camp is located approximately 9.5 miles north of St. Peter or 15 miles south of Gaylord just off of Highway 22.

From the south (St. Peter), you’re getting close when you pass the Norseland Church – the road to camp is on your right. From the north (Gaylord), you’ll pass through the town of Norseland. The road to camp is across from the cemetery.

Need driving directions? Click here for directions from Google Maps.

Camp Maps

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Reservations

Want To Make A Reservation At Norseland?

All reservations and payments are completed online. You may not reserve a date without payment. Please have your debit/credit card or checking account information available to process your reservation.

Our reservation calendar runs from June 1st through May 31st.  You are welcome to make reservation through May 31, 2023.  Once the Council event calendar is set for 2023, the remainder of 2023 will be open.

If you need further assistance please contact the Scout office at 507-387-3123.

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