The St. Johns River Base was founded as Camp Echockotee in 1923 and is owned by the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council. The camp was rebranded in 2013 to reflect our new and exciting programs. The property is 80 acres located along the shores of Doctor’s Inlet in Orange Park, Florida. We have a swimming pool, climbing wall, several buildings, campsites, and a waterfront area with sailing, canoeing, kayaking and motor boating. The river base serves many purposes including weekly meetings, weekend camping, Aquatics Camp, the exciting new River Quest trek program and more.

aquatics_campAquatics Camp

A summer day camp for boys and girls ages 6-14.  Unlike many of our other activities that are only for those registered with the Boy Scouts of America, Aquatics Camp is utilized by boys and girls throughout the Jacksonville area regardless of scouting affiliation.  Aquatics Camp has primary use of the property from June-August.  More information can be found at

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The first high adventure excursions offered by the North Florida Council.  For Boy Scouts or Venturers ages 14+, youth have the option of a week-long raft cruise, or a varied length excursion on our sleek river kayaks.  The RiverQuest Raft is 26 ft. x 17 ft. and fits minimum of six, up to eight scouts or venturers and 3 adults, including one River Base employee.  The river kayaks are the finest in kayaking for youth and adults.  Experience the St. Johns and surrounding rivers and springs by kayak through various routes and trip lengths.  More information can be found on our Facebook page at St. Johns River Base at Echockotee.  We also have folks posting to
Twitter at #sjriverbase and Instagram @sjriverbase.

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Upcoming River Base Events

Year ‘Round Dates are also available for private booking – click here to learn more!

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