Welcome to the Will J. Reid Scout Reservation / Camp Tahquitz. The Long Beach Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is fortunate to own a square mile (640 acres) of pristine forest land in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains. Since opening in 1959, Camp Tahquitz has served thousands of boys from greater Long Beach, Southern California, and beyond by making available the finest possible camping experience in an incomparable setting.
At 6,500 feet elevation, the camp offers clean air and an agreeable climate amid rolling green meadows, thick forests of cedars, oaks, and pines — including some of the world’s tallest Ponderosa Pine trees. Its location offers many spectacular views of the mountains above and the valley below as well as an abundant variety of birds, mammals and other wildlife. The program is varied, offering a wide range of outdoor activities — archery, rifle shooting, rowing; canoeing, climbing & rappelling, nature studies, horseback riding and camp craft, just to name a few. Our location on the edge of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area offers many opportunities for challenging hikes through the magnificent backcountry and the highest point in Southern California, Mt. San Gorgonio.
As adventurers have done since the earliest Native American tribes of Southern California first trekked onto the forested slopes of Mt. San Bernardino, we invite you to explore the resources and treasures of Camp Tahquitz!