Camp Marin-Sierra, Nevada County

Camp Marin-Sierra is a naturally-scenic 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 crystal-clear Chubb Lake is surrounded by the rugged granite wilderness of the Tahoe National Forest.  Chubb Lake is approximately 36 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 11 other program areas including Marksmanship (Archery, Tomahawk, Rifle & Shotgun), Challenge (Rock-Climbing & COPE), Skills-Building (Trail-to-First-Class, Cooking, ScoutCraft & HandyCraft), and Knowledge (Trail-to-Eagle & Nature/Ecology/Conservation).  The camp has 14 beautifully-wooded group campsites of various sizes with tent platforms, campfire rings, potable water outlets and washstands, and centrally-located outhouses, wood-burning boiler showers and a new central shower house opening in Summer 2023.

Scouts BSA & Venturing

Summer Resident Camp

Off-Season Unit Camping

for Troops & Crews

(please contact our Council office)

Wildlife Awareness & Safety

around Camp Marin-Sierra

& the Tahoe National Forest


Winter Camping Guidelines

Bears      Bobcats

Coyotes      Mountain Lions

Rattlesnakes      Yellow-jacket Wasps

Renting Camp Marin-Sierra Facilities

Camp Marin-Sierra is available for weekend or weekly rental by non-profit groups up to 480 participants.

Classic camp facilities, year-round access from I-80, and reasonable cost make 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 nestled among the alpine forest close to freeways
  • Winter Camping --- for amazing, yet easily-accessible cool season adventures on the snowy Western slope of the Sierra!

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

The Marin Council, BSA also has available 412-acre Camp Tamarancho in the scenic rolling hills overlooking San Francisco Bay from the ridges high above the village of 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.

(c) 2024 Marin Council, BSA
225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511