CAMPS AND PARKS
Several Odd Fellow
Jurisdictions have recreation parks, camp
grounds and youth camps available for Odd
Fellows, Rebekahs, and their families. Some
make their facilities available to the
general public, but they often have reduced
rates for members of the Order. Following is
a thumbnail sketch on some of these
ODD FELLOW RECREATIONAL PARK.
253 County Rd., Clanton, AL 35045, Phone
Location 7-1/2 miles East of
I-65, exit from I-65 at exit 212, Clanton,
AL, go east on Highway 145, take first
right, one mile and turn left for one mile
then right on County Rd. 253 for five miles
to camp. A 100 acre park with a 20 acre
lake. Manager: Randall Fletcher, 10301 Boots
Rd., Grand Bay, AL 36541, Phone.
Facilities: Three cabins (15
people per cabin), 100 person auditorium, 50
person dining hall, eight R/V hook-ups
(dump), with eight additional parking,
community baths and showers, A/C & Heat
pavilion with rest rooms, sleeping quarters,
dining kitchen, outside BBQ, capacity for
200 persons. Recreation: Boating, Fishing,
Open: Year round. No
reservations required. Special events,
Annual fish fry first Saturday in October.
Visitors welcome with members.
Rate: Is $4.00 per night.
ODD FELLOW/REBEKAH CAMP INC.
Show Low, AZ.
12.6 acre park for youth and
adults. Located 16 miles west of Show Low,
AZ on Highway 260 halfway between mileposts
325/326. Elevation 6500 feet. Manager: David
Keck, P. O. Box 735, Buckeye, AZ 85326
602/386-2303. Nov. 1 to April 30 only.
Summer Address: HC 31 Box 164, Show Low, AZ
Facilities: 20 campsites.
Most with cement slabs and fire rings.
Modern rest rooms with hot and cold water,
flush toilets and showers. Porta Jons for
use in distant areas. Club room for
activities. Ramada for group meals and other
uses. Coin operated washer and dryer.
Horseshoe pit. Dump station. Firewood.
Recreation: Fishing, Hiking.
Open: May 1 - Oct. 31.
Visitors welcome with members of the order.
Rate: Suggested minimum
donation for full hookup $5.00 daily; dry
camping $2.00 daily; water and electric
$3.00 daily. Exclusive use of 24" X 40"
Ramada $25.00 daily. Reservations
THREE LINKS CAMP, 21950
Highway 108, Miwuk Village, CA 95346, Phone.
Located 18.5 miles east of
Sonora on California Highway 108 at 4,800
feet elevation. 25 acre camp in Stanislaus
National Forest, 1/2 mile from the Highway
on a gravel road. For Three Links Camp
information or to make reservations for
individuals, groups, or summer camp, contact
Paulette Lamphere, P. O. Box 293797,
Sacramento, CA 95829-3797, (916) 688-0180.
Facility Manager, John King, Three Links
Camp, 21950 Highway 108, MiWuk Village, CA
Facilities: Four centrally
located dormitories each contain 22 beds
(one with 12 beds) and a room with toilet
and sink. Three rest room buildings contain
showers for bathing. The main rest room
building has a coin operated laundry room.
Multipurpose building serves as dining room,
recreation room and focal point of the camp.
A fireplace and hearth stretch across an
entire wall. A piano makes cold weather
evenings pleasant. Kitchen, storage, and
serving area can handle food for groups over
200. Three Links Camp "Chapel in the Pines"
is a beautiful building with stained glass
window and seating for 170 people.
Recreation: Hiking, pool and lake swimming,
chapel, arts, crafts, games, sports
equipment for all beginning at age 6.
Open: Year round. Special
functions include festival on 4th Saturday
in June. Visitors welcome with members. Call
manager for reservations and group or
family. Complete list of rates on web page
ODD FELLOWS SIERRA PARK,
located on Highway 108, 17 miles above
Sonora, is an attractive subdivision
situated on nearly 400 acres of land in
Tuolumne County. There are 363 lots in the
Park, and most of them have homes or
vacation cabins on them. Situated in the
center of the Park is a meadow with a
man-made lake as the focal point of
activities for the many full and part time
residents of the Park. A barbecue and picnic
area is used extensively. A popular gather
place is the lodge and offices, located in
the meadow and also the home for Sierra Park
Odd Fellows Lodge No. 376. A network of
improved paved roads stretches throughout
the park with names of streets taken from
the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Degrees, like
Jordan Way, Rebekah Street, David Street,
etc. A fulltime caretaker is employed to
manage and maintain the water system, all
equipment, roads, snow plowing, patrolling
the Park, and miscellaneous duties.
Additional information may be obtained by
contacting: Odd Fellows Sierra Park, P. O.
Box 116, Long Barn, CA 95335, (209)
ODD FELLOWS RUSSIAN RIVER
PARK, located two miles east of Guerneville
on the south side of the Russian River in
Sonoma County. There are 1,100 cabin sites
including rental units and 35 family camping
spaces. Every renter must be sponsored by a
member of the park. The 317 acres has road
and street names with a connection to Odd
Fellowship like Wildey, Colfax, Saratoga,
etc. While many of the cabins and homes are
located on the slopes and hills in the park,
the flat land is utilized for the recreation
area, camp grounds, rental units, store,
teen club, clubhouse, outdoor theater,
picnic area, playgrounds and barbecue area.
The beach area, 350 feet frontage, is the
finest to be found on the Russian River. The
park manager and a guard and patrol service
insures the privacy of the park. Additional
information may be obtained by writing to:
odd Fellows Recreation Club, P. O. Box 707,
Guerneville, CA 95446.
REDDING ODD FELLOWS CAMP, is
located directly across from the Lewiston
turn-off on Route 299 West. The camp has two
creeks running through the 480 acres in
Shasta County. The property is owned by
Redding Odd Fellows Lodge No. 271. The camp
came into existence after World War II in
1947. Originally it was merely a camp
grounds where Odd Fellows and their families
could come to picnic or camp out for a few
days. It was decided by the Redding Odd
Fellows Lodge to allow Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs to buy 50 year permits to build
year around or summer residences or locate
mobile homes in the camp. There are 76 home
sites. A clubhouse was built in 1978 by
residents with facilities for parties,
potlucks and camp meetings. Additional
information may be obtained from Redding Odd
Fellows Lodge No. 271, P. O. Box 990703,
Redding, CA 96099, (530) 243-2041
GRAND ENCAMPMENT CAMPGROUND,
IOOF of Colorado. Indian Wells Rd.
Directions to camp: Take U.S.
Highway 50 west of Canon City 10 miles -
left on Copper Gulch Road 12.6 miles to
Indian Wells Road, right 1/2 mile to gate.
A 97 acre camp, for both
youth and adults. Manager: Camp Committee
Secretary, Olus Embry, 917 Grand, Canon
City, Colorado 81212, Phone. 719-275-2651.
Facilities: A 30' X 60'
shelter house, with kitchen facilities, 50
R/V spaces (no hook-up), unlimited tent
space, lights and water in building, well,
storage tank, portable generator.
Recreation: Hiking, fishing
10 miles south, lake and stream, art/crafts,
games/sport equipment, bird watching,
wildlife. A camp for all ages and special
Open: Year round, weather
permitting. Contact Colorado Grand Lodge
office, 1545 Phelps Avenue, Canon City,
Colorado, 81212. Phone. 1-719-275-2651 for
reservations. Visitors welcome with members
of the Order.
COLORADO IOOF CAMPGROUND,
Hesperus Colorado, 1.87 acre with 400 ft. of
water, for youth and adults. Located 7 miles
north of Hesperus, Colorado.
Manager: Keith Harrison, 706
E 6th Ave., Durango, CO 81301-5509 Phone.
Facilities: Consist of a
shelter with five dry parking lots, secured
by a chain-link fence with locked gates and
Recreation: Fishing, hiking
and games. A camp for all ages or special
Open: May through October.
Special functions planned. Contact manager
for reservations and rate. Visitors welcome
with members of the Order.
ODD FELLOWS CAMP & LAKE. RR
#1, Box 254, Clay City, IL 62824. A 47 acre
park with 400 feet of water front for youth
and adults. Manager: Camp Caretakers, RR 1
Box 254, Clay City IL, 62824, Phone.
Facilities: a 150 capacity
dining pavilion, five cabins with four
persons per cabin, 53 R/V hook-ups, swings,
slides, mini-store for your convenience
selling food, soda, bait. Boat rental
Recreation: Boating, fishing
Open: April 1 to Oct. 31.
Special functions held monthly. Reservations
suggested. Camp is open to the public.
Rate: Cabins $14-30 per day,
$90-180 per week, R/V hookups $15 per day,
$85 per week.
P.M. PARK. S. Shore, Clear
Lake, IA. Manager: Dwayne & V. Miller, S
Shore, Clear Lake, IA, 50428.
Facilities: 150 person
auditorium, 200 person dining hall, one
cabin for six people, 12 R/V hook ups, 60
parking spaces and a canteen. Recreation:
Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming (lake).
Open: Contact manager for
information and reservations. Special
functions including reunions, club
functions, P.M. Pack sessions.
ODD FELLOWS YOUTH CAMP. Dewey
Lake. Location: From junction Highway 80, 23
and 3 at Prestonsburg, KY, take Highway 3 to
Jenny Wiley State Park, turn right at Park
Lodge (May Lodge), camp is 3-1/2 miles from
park lodge. A 55 acre camp on Dewey Lake for
youth and adults. Manager: Harold & Sandy
Poynter, P. O. Box 1265, Prestonsburg, KY
41653, Phone. 1-606-886-9708.
Facilities: Three cabins,
Cabin #3 will sleep 25-30 people, has a wood
burning stove for cool weather; Cabin #4
will sleep 14-16 people, has a fireplace for
cool weather; Cabin #5 will sleep 4-6
people, has electric heat for cool weather.
The cabins are furnished with bunk beds,
mattresses, stoves, refrigerators and
bathroom facilities. Cooking utensils are
available but limited. Grills are available
for outside cooking. Also a cellular
telephone is available at the caretaker's
cabin for emergency calls only. A camping
area for tents and a 50' X 30' picnic
shelter is available. Recreation: Swimming
(lake), fishing, hiking, exploring and a
scenic boat ride along Dewey Lake, sports,
and games. Open: Year round. Visitors are
Rate: No charge. For
reservations contact Jerry Adams, 958
Broadway, Paintsville, KY 41240, Phone.
IOOF NOLIN LAKE YOUTH CAMP.
Bee Springs, KY. Located off highway 259
between Litchfield, KY and Brownsville, KY.
A 22 acre camp on Nolin Lake. Approximately
400 feet of lake front. Manager: Warren
Graham, 707 Covington, Bowling Green, KY
42103, Phone. 502/842-7836.
Facilities: A large pavilion
with wood fireplace, seats 120 people.
Complete kitchen. Men's and women's bath
rooms and showers. With city water. One R/V
hookup. Two summer cabins each with 16 bunk
beds with foam mattresses and counselors
rooms separate, also clothes lockers.
Recreation: Fishing, hiking, swimming
(lake), motor boating, nature trails, boat
dock for fishing, tent camping. Open: Call
manager (502/842-7836) for reservations.
Rates: Free to all chaperoned
CAMP NEOFA. P. O. Box 101,
Liberty, Maine, 04949. Directions to camp:
Off Rt. 3 on 202 to Rt. 173, take Rt. 173
approximately five miles to camp sign. A 35
acre park with 2300 feet of water front. For
youth ages 8-15.
Administrator: Carla Messer,
35 Hillside Ave. Keene NH 03431 Phone.
Facilities: 120 capacity
dining hall, arts/craft building, nurses
cabin, recreation hall, 12 cabins 10 people
per cabin. Recreation: Supervised activities
such as sports, games, fishing, hiking,
swimming (lake), kayaking and arts & craft.
Open: 4-5 weeks for youths ages 8-15,
visitors welcome. Contact Eugene Winchenback,
36 Cedar Ln, Appleton ME, 04862, Phone
207-785-6018 Camp phone No. 207/589-4133.
Rate: $225 per week.
TALL OAKS ODD FELLOW &
REBEKAH YOUTH CAMP, 1753 S. Rebecca Rd,
Baldwin, Michigan 49304. 27 Acre park with
5,280 feet of water front for youth and
adults. Approximately 17.5 partially wooded
acres with approximately 3/4 of a mile
of shoreline on beautiful Big Star Lake, in
Manager: Camp board of
directors, Karen K. Allen, Sec., 504 W.
Huron Ave., Vassar, MI 48768, Phone.
hall that seats 260, 11 cabins that can
accomodate 11 people per cabin, 40 R/V
sites, Chapel with a beautiful stained glass
window, health center, community bath/shower
Youth camping includes 6 one
week residential, co-ed camping sessions,
that are age specific. Children age 7- 15
may attend during their specific age
session. Offering archery, riflery,
swimming (lake), hiking, arts & crafts,
games, aqua jump and sports.
For children's reservations
contact Joanna Lupo, Camp Director/Manager,
691 155th Ave, Hersey, MI 49639
Camp is managed by a Board of
Directors. For group or individual use
contact, Chuck Londo, Secretary, 1259 Barry
Drive, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810)664-6715.
Special functions include
meetings, 2 planned adult/family camping
weekends, youth session, water/ski show, 4th
of July fireworks and clean-up weekend work
Visitors are welcome.
Suggested overnight donation is $20.00.
CAMP FA HO CHA. Rt. 1, Box
201 A, Cleveland, MN 56017.
Camp Board Secretary is: Donna Perryman,
P.O. Box 404, Winnebago, MN 56098
The Minnesota Odd Fellow Youth Camp, Inc is
known as "Camp Fa-Ho-Cha", the acronym of
Faith, Hope, and Charity from the Encampment
degrees. The camp is located on a 25 acre
island on German Lake which is about 20
miles NE of Mankato, MN
The camp is controlled by a board of
directors, 6 Odd Fellows and 3 Rebekahs
elected at the annual meeting during the
Grand Lodge/Rebekah sessions. Work days and
board meetings are the last Sunday of the
month April through October. Camping is for
10 – 12 year old children sponsored by the
lodges during the 3rd and 4th weeks of July.
Extra weeks are available as needed. Other
groups such as group homes, schools,
confirmation retreats, family vacations,
etc. fill the remaining rental dates
throughout the summer.
Facilities: The camp has 8 - A - frame
cabins which sleeps 5 campers each. The 14'
x 14' cabins are insulated and equipped with
a ventilation fan, floor fans, and
fluorescent lighting. They also are equipped
with a folding card table and chairs along
with carpeted floor. Fire extinguishers and
smoke alarms provide extra safety
precautions. The most recent undertaking was
the two-story counselor cabin. It has 3
rooms for the counselor and staff. The
upstairs is used by the maintenance person
and board members. There are modern
men/women bath rooms with showers. The 36' x
68' recreation hall also serves as the
kitchen area. The parking lot has
approximately 20 parking spaces and is a
secured area. R/Vs can use limited electric
or there is a nearby campground within half
mile. Parking lot is located on County 13
across from public access on Lake Jefferson.
Two new pontoons purchased in 2006 transport
campers comfortably and safely to the island
(about one mile).
Recreation: Water front activities include:
swim area, canoeing, paddle boats, fishing,
and sheriffs patrol instruction on water
safety. Recreation hall activities include:
pool table, basketball shoot, air hockey,
bumper pool, ping pong, crafting area and
supplies. Be a part of Nature recognition:
identify trees, collect frogs, or build an
insect catcher, There are two hiking trails
to explore. Play favorite outdoor games:
Horseshoes, volleyball, capture the flag,
Night tag, scavenger hunt, lawn games. The
goal is to have Campers learn to interact
with other campers and HAVE FUN!
Open: April through September
Rate: $150 per week for youth sponsored by a
lodge. Group rates vary upon number of
consumers and amount of usage of facilities.
Check with secretary.
EATON PARK, INC. Located at
Pingree Hill Rd., Auburn, NH 03032. A nine
acre camp for youth and adults. Manager:
Donald Harris, 2 Maple Ave., Peterborough,
Facilities: A pavilion for 80
people, three cabins with a capacity for six
people per cabin, 20 parking spaces
available. Open: Contact manager for
reservations and information. Special
functions such as IOOF Family weekend each
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD
FELLOWS AND REBEKAHS CAMPGROUND. Also used
as Youth Campground. Torreon & Manzano.
Located approximately three miles south of
Torreon, New Mexico on State Road 337 and
then west approximately two miles to
campground, 40 acre campground with gravel
roads. pine trees, and some shaded parking
for trailers and R/V's for youth and adults.
Manager-Director: Ernest Cloud, Director
address: 4000 Goodrich NE, Albuquerque, NM
87110 Phone for contact: 505-881-0667
Facilities: A partially
enclosed building with tables and fireplace
for approximately 100 people. About 20 R/V
spaces with electric and water, baseball
diamond, basketball court, some small
buildings for dry camping. Limited access
Recreation: Hiking, camping,
nature walks (close to National Forest),
games/sports equipment. Special function for
all ages. Annual picnic last weekend in
July. Open: Year round for dry camping.
Electric and water on May through October.
Special functions including annual picnic &
youth camp-o-ree. Visitors welcome with
members of the Order. Contact manager for
Rate: No set rate, donations
WILDEY PARK. 3706 Snyder
Domer Rd., Springfield, Ohio. Near Tremont
City, Ohio, 10.2 acre park for youth and
adults. Manager: Rex Stelzer, 2954 Spence
Rd., New Carlisle, Ohio, 45344, Phone.
Facilities: Two shelter
houses with the larger seating about 75, 28
full R/V hook-ups, with over-flow parking,
two rest rooms for men with showers and two
for women. Recreation: Hiking, arts/crafts,
games/sports equipment, special functions.
Open: Year round, members only, contact
manager for reservations or Richard Kline,
4357 Detrick, Jordon Pk., Springfield, Ohio
45502, Phone. 513/969-9138.
JESSE T. JONES ODD FELLOW
PARK. Florence, Oregon. A 50 acre park for
families. Manager: Lonney and Joyce Knox are
the park managers. The mail address is 04906
South Jetty Road, Florence, OR 97439, and
phone (541) 997-7546. Florence is on the
central Oregon Coast, at the junction of
U.S. Highways 101 (the Oregon Coast Hwy.)
and 126 (from Eugene). The only access to
South Jetty Road is from U.S. Highway 101."
Available include Full R.V. Hookups, Water,
Electricity and Sewer (including 20 new
spaces with 20, 40 & 60 amp electrical
hookups). Additional R.V. spaces include
electricity only. Tent and overflow spaces
are also available with no hookups on site.
Other facilities include a large, covered
pavilion with kitchen (including grills);
Multi-Purpose Meeting Room connected to
covered pavilion; Holgate Building Meeting
Room, kitchen & rest rooms; outside fire
ring; horseshoe pitching area; outdoor
basketball court; and direct access to the
dunes from Jones Park for ATV's and dune
buggies. There are now two complete
Rate for Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs is $15.00 per night, and the rate
for guests of members is $23.00 per night
(member making the invitation must be
present). Park quiet hours are from 10 p.m.
to 8 a.m., including RV generators and
ATV's. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on
leash. All buildings are handicap
accessible, clean and welcoming. Travelers
finding their way to the Jessie T. Jones
Park will really enjoy their visit.
Open: Year round. Special
functions include weekend camp-outs,
cookouts for grand lodge officers,
department council officers and encampment
officers on July 4th and a Labor Day outing
and a spring fling on the 1st week in April.
Visitors welcome with members of the Order.
Contact the manager for reservations.
WASHINGTON ODD FELLOWS
RECREATIONAL PARK. 96 South Camano Ridge
Rd., Camano Island, WA 98292. DIRECTIONS:
I-5, exit 212, turn west on Highway 532
through Stanwood, to Camano Island, take
left fork at big "Y" which is East Camano
Way, turn right on Cross Island Rd., turn
left on Camano Ridge Rd, continue to 96
Camano Ridge Rd. A beautiful 80 acre park
consisting of a native forest and lake.
Quite surroundings with birds and Eagles
flying in the early mornings. MANAGER:
Betty Peake, 1-360-387-3133 or
1-360-387-0931. Mailing address: 96 South
Camano Ridge Road, Camano Island, WA 98292
FACILITIES: A two level
auditorium with each level having a 20' X
30' meeting room, Large kitchen on lower
level and small kitchenette on upper level.
Each floor has a 40' X 50' meeting and rest
rooms. Rustic outdoor covered kitchen with
BBQ pit, picnic tables, tent spaces, 24 R/V
hook-ups (water & electricity only) and 50
additional parking spaces. Dump station 5
miles south at state park. RECREATION:
Hiking trails around lake. OPEN: Year
around. Scheduled activities held: Pork
Chop BBQ on 2nd Sunday in July at noon.
Pancake breakfast 1st Saturday of each month
except July and August. RATE: R/V hook-ups
$12.00 per day. Contact office for prices
regarding groups. Great for large groups
such as R/V Clubs, Square Dancing groups,
meetings, wedding receptions, family
reunions and day picnics.
ODD FELLOW & REBEKAH YOUTH
CAMP. N1115 City. Trk.. E Waupaca,
Wisconsin, 54981-8401, Phone.
1-715-258-2286. 117 acre park on two lakes,
Lake McLean and Goose Neck Lake. Camp open
to youth groups associated with Odd
Fellowship and other responsible
organizations. Manager: Caretaker, N1115
City Trk. E. Waupaca, Wisconsin, 54981,
Facilities: A kitchen and
dining hall large enough to serve 200
people. Six modern cabins with beds for 18
in each. Staff quarters to accommodate 30
people. A large game room for indoor
activities. Chapel for spiritual guidance
and worship. Administration building. 16 R/V
hook-ups. Recreation: Crafts, offer
opportunity to turn disposable containers
into useful articles. Nature study groups
find many plants and animals inhabiting the
campgrounds and nature trail.
Under-privileged and handicapped children
spend a week having fun in the great
outdoors. During the four (4) weeks of Youth
camp (7-14), camping after July 4th, nurses
are available 24 hours a day and lifeguard
will be on duty. A camp director is provided
to formulate recreation and educational
programs. A counselor is provided for each
eight children for guidance and
companionship. A baseball diamond as well as
facilities for tennis, volleyball, darts,
shuffleboard, badminton, soccer, archery,
horseshoe, ping pong, boating and canoeing.
Camping after July 4th. Open: For visitors
April through November. Month of July
reserved for the youth. Contact manager for