Camp Marin Sierra, Nevada County

Camp Marin Sierra is a 320-acre private camp property on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains at a base elevation of approximately 5,400 feet.  It's idyllic forest setting around naturally-scenic Chubb Lake is surrounded by the rugged granite wilderness of the Tahoe National Forest.  Chubb Lake is approximately 30 feet deep in the middle and therefore one of the warmest alpine lakes in the mountains, which facilitates a waterfront with virtually all the Aquatics programming that Scouting has to offer (exceptions: SCUBA, motor-boating and water-skiing).  In addition, there are 10 other program areas including Marksmanship (Archery, Rifle & Shotgun), Skills-Building (Trail-to-First-Class, HandiCraft & Scoutcraft), Challenge (Rock-Climbing & COPE), and Knowledge (Trail-to-Eagle & Nature).  The camp has 14 beautifully-wooded group campsites of various sizes with tent platforms, campfire rings, water outlets and washstands, and centrally-located outhouses and wood-burning boiler showers.


Renting Camp Marin Sierra Facilities

Camp Marin Sierra is available for weekend or weekly rental by non-profit groups up to 400 participants.

Great facilities, year-round access and reasonable cost make Camp Marin Sierra the perfect choice for:


  • Youth Camps --- weekends or full weeks during late Spring, late Summer or early Fall


  • Church Retreats --- among the scenic grandeur of nature for youth and families alike


  • Corporate Training --- at a historic lodge set among the alpine forest close to freeways


  • Winter Camping --- for amazing, yet easily-accessible seasonal adventures in the Sierra

Please contact the Marin Council, BSA for current availability, rental rates and reservation policies.


Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Winter Use Guidelines  

Wildlife Awareness & Safety around

Camp Marin Sierra & Tahoe National Forest

Bears     Bobcats     Coyotes

Mountain Lions     Rattlesnakes



The Marin Council, BSA also has available 412-acre Camp Tamarancho in the scenic hills overlooking the SF Bay Area from above Fairfax, CA.  The mild Mediterranean climate and proximity to regional population centers make Camp Tamarancho ideal for year-round camping, leader training events, and rustic retreats.


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225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511