Welcome to Will Rogers Scout Reservation, the premier Scout Summer Camp of the Cimarron Council. WRSR serves as the summer camp facility of the Cimarron Council. WRSR serves as host to many Council and District events including the Order of the Arrow and Cub Scouting.
Scout Summer Camp can be the most fulfilling experience that a Scout ever has. The activities that Scouts participate in, will stay with them long after growing into adulthood. This summer we will showcase Scouting for units across the Cimarron Council and from surrounding states. Our goal is to provide quality instruction in a wilderness setting to young men and women as they prepare to become our Country's leaders.
The camp consists of 340 acres of Oak and Hickory forest. The camp features a centralized dining hall, regional shower facilities and program areas, with plenty of room to roam, explore, and learn. The camp also features large bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River, perfect for the curious rock climber.
WRSR is available throughout the year for use by packs, troops, crews and ships for day events, overnight camps, camporees and unit weekend camping, excluding when summer camp is in session in Cimarron Council.
The reservation includes a boat pond where numerous Scouts have learned to canoe, row and sail.
Climbing and rappelling are avaliable on large bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River.
Will Rogers Scout Reservation has shooting ranges for archery, rifle and skeet. Units can use the ranges for a nominal fee and we welcome non-Scouting groups shooting sports. Use of facilities will be subject to complete compliance with policies established by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America, including certificates of Training in the proper use of those facilities and equipment and proper ratios of leaders to youth.
One of the favorite features of campers is the swimming pool. What better place to cool off in the Oklahoma sun than in the water?
Information & Reservations
Want to reserve your favorite week & campsite at Will Rogers? Call the office at 580.234.3652.
WRSR is located 4.5 miles west of Cleveland, Oklahoma on Highway 64 in Pawnee County.
From Enid get on 412 East and take the first toll booth after McDonald's which is the Hallett Exit. Get in the right hand lane because you will exit and get on Highway 99 North immediately after paying the toll. Approximately 4 miles North you will come to the junction of Highway 64 and 99. Turn right or East and travel 1 1/4 miles to the Will Rogers Scout Reservation sign which is at the top of the hill
When traveling West on 412 from Tulsa, take the Cleveland exit at Highway 64 and 48. Follow Highway 64 into Cleveland. Turn left at stop light and follow Highway 64 and 99 for 4/5 miles turning right at Will Rogers Scout Reservation sign which is at the top of the hill.
Latitude, Longitude of the front gate entrance
362369 East Highway 64, Cleveland, OK 74020
According to the book “Thunderbird Tracks” by Ray Matoy, the history of Will Rogers Scout Reservation begins in February 1939 when the campsite was not yet purchased. The camp committee was authorized to buy or take an option on the site, and if possible to secure immediate passion and to recommend a plan for financing and its development.
At the April board meeting Elmer Heard reported the camp road was completed. Latrines were to be completed within one week, and the water line was being constructed. The Camp-O-Ral was scheduled for the new camp site on May 25-27.
The new, and yet unnamed, summer camp was attended in 1939 by 30 troops and 308 Scouts, but $600 was still owed on the 210 acre site.
Eagle Scout Ray R. Matoy, age 20, was camp director with a salary of $15 per week.
Camp Williams consists of 145 acres with a small lake, a southwestern adobe style mess hall, a trading post, a water front for boating activities, camp office, ranger cabin, and 11 well shaded camp sites.
Camp Williams is approved for use by Cub Scout Packs, Scout BSA Troops, and Venture Crews, as well as other units in the Cimarron Council. Camp Williams hosts a number of events during the year including some Order of the Arrow activities, Family Camping, and Scout Adventures.
Williams Scout Reservation is located 26.5 miles west of Enid, Oklahoma near the towns of Cleo Springs and Fairview. From Enid, look for where U.S. Highway 412 goes from a four lane highway to a two lane, the entrance is just a few miles beyond that. Look for a large cell phone tower just off to the right of Highway 412. This is where you need to turn LEFT to head to Williams. There is a sign for the Scout Camp. Go to the end of that road (3.5 miles) until the pavement ends, there you will see the entrance to camp.
Camp Williams History
Williams Scout Reservation or more commonly called Camp Williams is also known as Camp Saline, it's former name, by the older veterans of the old Great Salt Plains Council. The camp was renamed Camp Williams in 1970 after the late Dr. C. E. Williams, a Physician and long time Scouter from Woodward who became a major supporter for Scouting. In 1972 Dr. Williams was principal donor for a new swimming pool at the camp. Dr. Williams passed away in November 1972 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward.