Facilities & Rentals

Elk Lick Scout Reserve is in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains near Smethport, Pennsylvania. Situated on 313 acres of forest, the camp is a great setting for hiking, mountain biking and camping. During the summer, it is our council Cub Scout Resident Camp, offering four sessions and a family camp weekend. During the off-season, it is the home of the Calumet International Camporee, held every August. It has 5 cabins for winter outings rental, and is in proximity of Allegany State Park and the Kinzua area, as well great skiing.

Free Camping

That's right... Free!

Boy scout troops from our council are welcome to weekend tent camp at Merz or Elk Lick for free, as long as you agree to do a 2 hour service project for the camp.


Please turn in a filled out facilities use form linked above to reserve a site in advance so the ranger has lead time to contact you about what projects are on his list.  Contact us today for more information.

If camping in the off season is what you are looking for, we can accommodate you there too!! 


We have cabins available, dining hall, and Orlos.

For more information please contact our Council Service Center at: 
www.alleghenyhighlands.org or call (716) 665-2697.

or click HERE

TOp View of Camp

dining hall

orlos lodge

Orlos Outside
Orlos Outside
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Orlos Inside
Orlos Inside
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Orlos Kitchen
Orlos Kitchen
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waterfront/Pool

Elk Lick Canoe
Elk Lick Canoe
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Elk Lick Fishing
Elk Lick Fishing
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Pool
Pool
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shooting sports

Slingshot
Slingshot
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BB Gun
BB Gun
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Archery
Archery
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campsites

Campsites
Campsites
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Bathroom
Bathroom
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Campsite
Campsite
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cabinS

Houghton Cabin
Houghton Cabin
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Nippert Cabin
Nippert Cabin
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Cabin
Cabin
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Hannah Lodge          Sleeps 24, Water, electric, wood stove, and fireplace


Henry Lodge             Sleeps 24Water, electric, wood stove, and fireplace

Houghton                  Sleeps 12,  Water, electric, and wood stove.

Nippert Lodge          Sleeps 14,  Carry water, electric, and wood stove.

Orlos Lodge              Sleeps 15-20, Sleeps 16 in 3 bedrooms, water, gas heat, kitchen, full bath, fireplace

Troop Sites               Wildness camping, latrines, carry water

Picnic Pavilion          10 Tables, water

Canoes                     2 Person

Trailers                     7 Canoes