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Albright Scout Reservation

Albright Scout Reservation is a council owned, weekend camping facility located at 11301 Trents Bridge Road, 23838, in Chesterfield County on Lake Chesdin.  The reservation is a multi-use area which provides opportunities for unit camping, district events, large and small, and leave-no-trace camping.

Albright is a great place to do pioneering projects, such as this one by Troop 498, and also has a first class requirements compass course that is perfect for your Scout’s skill advancement.  Want to help us maintain this great property?  Donate tools to the Albright Scout Reservation Tool Drive.

New 5 mile trail at Albright’s Scout Reservation

Troop’s can use this loop for the Second Class 5-mile hike requirement .

5 Mile Loop Map:

5 Mile Loop Guide:

5 Mile Wilderness Trail Markers:

Also new is an Adirondack shelter for overnight use

Camp Finley Short Term Camping Area

Camp Finley is designed to be used by individual Packs, Troops and Crews as a weekend camp. Vehicle access to all but the Wilderness Camping area is provided.

This area is situated in a dense stand of mature hardwood forest that affords plenty of privacy for each campsite.  The camp has six separate camping areas that accommodate three distinct camping styles, each with a shelter, picnic table, fire ring(s) flag pole, close parking, a nearby latrine and capable of multiple unit accommodations. Comfort facilities are located throughout the camp.  Drinkable water is available for campers at a central locations, but not at each campsite.

The camp has an outdoor amphitheater for campfire/chapel activities and convenient vehicle access to all but one camping area, with ample parking.  One camping area specifically designed for handicap access and Cub Pack Camping.

Foot trails interconnect all campsites, and there are excellent bank fishing opportunities on each of the reservations 9 ponds.

Map of the Finley Camping Area

ASR First Class Compass Course

ASR First Class Compass Course Worksheet for participants.

ASR First Class Compass Course Worksheet for leaders.

Gladbrook Ecology Area

The Gladbrook Ecology Area is a perfect location for large district & council events.

Map of the Camporee Area

Phillips Wilderness Camping Area

The Phillips Wilderness Camping Area is a Leave-No-Trace camping area on the east side of the power cut and limited vehicular access on the west side. There are three campsites on the west side that have fire rings but not latrines. There is also a camping area in the upper part of the Phillips area near the old back entrance.

Map of the Wilderness Area

Availability and Reservations

To check availability of campsites and facilities click here to view the reservation’s calendar. To reserve a campsite at Albright Scout Reservation click here. If you wish to reserve a Day Use facility, such as the Cahoon Activity and Training Center, select the “Camp Albright Day Use” Category near the top of the page.


Directions from Scout Service Center (Richmond): Take Powhite Parkway (South) to Chippenham Parkway (South). Take the 1st Ironbridge Road Exit towards Chesterfield. Turn right onto Beach Road (Route 655) After about 1.1 miles, take a left onto Nash Road (Route 636). Follow Nash Road to Woodpecker and turn right, then shortly left, back onto Nash Road; then follow Nash until it ends at River Road (Route 602, Route 36)(around 7 miles). Turn left onto River Road. At the Radio Tower (.6 mile) take a right onto Trent’s Bridge Road and turn left into Albright Scout Reservation (.5 mile)

Directions from Skinquarter: Take Hull Street (Route 360) East to Beaver Bridge Road (Route 603). Turn right onto Beaver Bridge Road and drive 4.3 miles. The name changes to Winterpock Road for about .1 mile before you reach Black Road. Turn Right onto Black Road (Route 621) until it ends (1 mile) at River Road. Turn left onto River Road (Route 602, Route 36) until you see the second Radio Tower (red and white on the Right Side of the Road -10.9 miles). Ignore the first Radio Tower you see on the left side of the road at the Water Tower. Take a right at the second Radio Tower onto Trent’s Bridge Road (Route 628) and turn left into Albright Scout Reservation (.5 mile).

Directions from Petersburg: Take River Road (Route 36) West until your each the Radio Tower (about 9 to 10 miles). Turn left onto Trent’s Bridge Road (Route 628) and turn left into Albright Scout Reservation (.5mile).