Chesterfield Scout Reservation


Chesterfield Scout Reservation
22 Sugar Hill Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096-9302
TEL: Camp Ranger Tim Vogel 413-296-4249
Camp Lat: 42.383109 Lon: -72.811806

 CSR, located on the General Lafayette trail (Rt-143) in Chesterfield, MA. Our camp under the guidance of Chief Warner celebrated its opening in the summer of 1937. We recently celebrated our 75th anniversary in July 2012. CSR is spread out over 186 amazing acres at 1,300' elevation, and includes "Scout Pond" the pond is approximately 70 acres it has lots of shoreline character and includes a large island, (Bisbee Island). The local wildlife consists of the typical critters and includes moose, black bears, fisher cat, deer, coyote, fox, red squirrel, raccoon and possums to field mice. So be nice to our critters remember your visiting their area. Please use LNT when in or around camp. 

We have something to do in all four seasons. CSR has on site a, 3 season hot shower water capability, 30 foot portable rock wall, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rowing, swimming, fishing - ice fishing, hiking, low & high ropes course, tent camp sites, Adirondack (lean-to) shelters and 4 winter cabins for overnight use and family camping. We have an activity field for athletics and camporees, canoe rentals for troops and overnight groups, a 3 season summer camp dining hall, patrol cooking for Boy Scouts, and extended Cub Scout camping. Our camp trading post is mainly open during the summer but can be opened if pre-arranged

If you group comes to CSR in the winter then prepare for cold & snow, bring your skis or snowshoes because we usually are in no shortage of the white stuff so winter outer wear and  boots should be required and as far as Ice fishing goes you'll fish all winter and catch limits of pan fish, fight with pickerel, bass, perch and more. The Ice is typically 12" - 30" inches thick and an Ice auger is needed. We also have, PFDs, rescue ropes, latters available at the waterfront just in case.

 YOU ARE RESPONIBLE for checking the ice depth before venturing out on the ice. You can check with the Camp Ranger Tim Vogel 413-296-4249 for more detailed info prior to your visit.

CSR Claim to fame. One of 50 paintings by Norman Rockwell originally commissioned by the publishing firm Brown & Bigelow and officially authorized by the Boy Scouts of America. Rockwell always had every detail accurate. In the " Can't Wait" painting the Chesterfield Scout Reservation BSA emblem appears on the pocket of big brothers shirt.  

Area attractions include rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lines, Appalachian Trail, Chesterfield Gorge, Chapel Ledge, Six flags and more.

See the "Chesterfield Story".

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