Smilin V Scout Ranch

Boy Scout may not camp at Smilin V except for District and Council events. Any other exception is with written permission only. Call 512-617-8611 for information.

Near Liberty Hill, Texas

Directions: Google

NOTE: The above map links direct you to get to camp from Liberty Hill primarily using FM/CR 1869.
Please use this route, noting the following:
  • After leaving Liberty Hill on FM/CR 1869 DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST CR 285 (apx 4 miles from Hwy 29)
  • Continue on to the second exit (apx 6 miles from Hwy 29) for CR 285, about 2 miles further down FM/CR 1869 (it will provide you a shorter distance and safer road way)
Use the second exit to Cr 285 (Hopewell Cemetery Road) off FM/CR 1869 is faster and safer route for you and is more respectable to our neighbors living around Smilin V Scout Ranch.

Map of camp: CLICK HERE (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)


  • 91 acres of improved Hill Country ranch land
  • Men's/Women's restrooms, shower facilities
  • Non potable well water; bring your own water (TCEQ Permit Pending)
  • Magnificent pavilion with picnic table seating for 200, with serving kitchen
  • Programs Allowed

  • Cub Scout weekend camping
  • Cub Scout Day Camps, Webelos Woods, training events and camporees
  • Council or District events
  • Available for outside groups (weddings, reunions, etc.)
  • Fishing for youth members only; catch and release only
  • Cub Scouts shooting sports only
  • BB gun & Archery events conducted by CAC Shooting Sports Committee trained range masters at district or council events.
  • Reservations

    • CLICK HERE to reserve your dates at Smilin V Scout Ranch
    • Please turn in a roster of participants including adults upon check-in.
    • Bring a completed BSA Medical Form (parts A&B) for every participating Scout and adult
    • Council refund policy will be in effect for all fees paid and owed.
    • Capitol Area Council Scouting units must pay $2.50 per person for use fee
    • Out of council Scouting units must pay $5 per person for use fee
    • Campsites (8) are reserved on a first come, first served basis

    General Rules

    All units must follow all Capitol Area Council and National BSA policies.

    At least one adult leader MUST be BALOO trained for Cub Scout activities.

    Parking is restricted to the parking lot only. ADA parking can be accommodated by contacting the Ranger or Campmaster on duty. We recommended you bring a wagon or hand cart to transport camping gear from parking lot to campsite.

    Any trash or signage must be removed from camp; do not leave anything on camp.

    Pavilion rental includes a serving kitchen with no cooking equipment. Please do not cook in the serving kitchen or leave food items in the serving kitchen refrigerator.
    Please see the Ranger or Campmaster before turning off electric breakers.

    Ground fires are prohibited, with exception of the campfire area located west of pavilion. Propane camp stoves are recommended vs charcoal.
    ATV’s, Mules, Gators, Rhinos, tractors, mowers are prohibited.

    Contact Information

    Please contact Smilin V Ranger PJ Brown (512-484-9814) prior to your event if you have questions or if you have special requests.
    Thank you for helping kids enjoy the outdoors through Scouting in Capitol Area Council!
    If we can help please let us know:
    Roy Wallace, Facilities Manager - 512-966-1531

    Teresa Northcutt, Program Director – 512-944-7726

    Rick Denison, Director of Support - 512-944-7751