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Camp Eagle Point

Camp Eagle Point SignLocated on Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Eagle Point is a short-term camping facility. It is used by individual units and districts for camporees. This beautiful piece of property is about 120 acres over three peninsulas and is leased from the Army Corps of Engineers.  There is a boat ramp just outside the property but no drinking water source so units must provide their own drinking water.  It is primitive in nature with only pit latrines.

It is patrolled by the Corps of Engineers; persons in the camp without a permit are subject to being removed. The council property encompasses the finger-shaped points that jut out into the Kerr Res. between the water tower and Eagle Point Landing.

This camp is basically a wilderness short-term camp.  There is no drinking water source.

Short Term Camping

Camp Eagle Point is available year round for short-term unit camping. Camp Eagle Point is a beautiful secluded area ideal for wilderness camping. There are two distinct camping areas:

Camping Area 1

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Camping Area 1 is on the easternmost point in Camp Eagle Point. It is the most developed of the three areas, having one picnic shelter and two latrines. There is room for four average-sized units to camp in Camping Area 1, although two units will have to share each latrine.  Camping Area 1 can be reached by vehicle, although the road may become difficult in wet weather. If the unit wishes to use the picnic shelter in Camping Area 1, the tour permit application should so indicate. The shelter will be assigned to the first unit making the request.

Since Camping Area 1 is the most used area in Camp Eagle Point, units camping in this area must use the latrines provided; units will not dig temporary latrines in Camping Area 1.

Camping Area 2

Camping Area 2 is on the middle point in Camp Eagle Point. It is more rugged than Camping Area 1 in that there are no latrines or facilities at Camping Area 2 other than one picnic shelter. There is room for two units in Camping Area 2, but only one would have the use of the picnic shelter.

Camping Area 2 can he reached by vehicle, although the road may become impassible in wet weather. If the unit wishes to use the picnic shelter in Camping Area 2, the tour permit application should so indicate. The shelter will be assigned to the first unit making the request.

Long Term Camping

If the encampment is to last 48 hours or more, the tour permit must be accompanied by a completed copy of the Standards of Performance for Camp Eagle Point (SS #24). The requirements for long-term camping at Camp Eagle Point, described below, apply to all encampments of 48 hours or more. A copy of the Standards of Performance for Camp Eagle Point (SS #24) must also be sent to the Mecklenburg County Health Department, Boydton, Virginia 23917, at the time the application for the tour permit is sent to the Council Service Center.

Availability and Reservations

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Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve one of the points for camping or one of the two pavilions download the camping request form linked here and mail to the Council Service Center or fax it to 804-353-6109.

Directions

From Richmond: Camp Eagle Point is reached via Interstate 85 or U. S. Route 1 south from Petersburg. At South Hill, go west on U.S. Route 58 to Boydton. At Boydton, take Business Route 58 into the center of town to a blinker light. Turn left in front of the Courthouse onto Route 707; go one block and turn right on Route 766. Follow Route 756 until reaching the intersection with Route 705 on the left; turn left on Route 705. At Route 823 (watch for a white church) Route 705 becomes an unpaved road. Continue on Route 705 into camp. The camp gate is on your right and is marked with a stone wall gateway.