This is an information hub for leaders of Scouts and Cubs attending Aubrey Watzek Lodge. Nanitch lodge will not be operational for winter lodge season 2023-2024. As an alternative site Baldwin is open for winter camping.



Sign up Information:

Winter Lodge reservations are done by unit type:


Cub Scouts Day

Venturing Crew

Winter Cabin reservations are a Camp Property Reservation:

New this year: Use of helmets are required by all participants using the sledding hill. The Council has purchased helmets for community use. Youth and Adults are welcome to bring their own helmets for use, ie: bicycle helmets, ski and snowboard helmets. Sanitation will be used in-between uses.

What to bring and not bring:

Things to Bring 💼 for an overnight stay (Scouts BSA)

Things to Bring for Day use Stay (Cub Scouts)

What to leave at home


Details about the lodges:

Aubrey-Watzek Lodge ❄

Map to the winter lodges

Local Attractions & Things to do

Local Attractions / supplies

Winter Recreation ideas


Aubrey 360 tour

Lodge Service Days

Aubrey Watzek Lodge

Lodge Service Days are opportunities for your units to gain early access to reservation system to ensure space for your preferred weekend. Woodcuts occur on the second weekend of September and the Lodge Clean-up Happens on the second weekend of October. To sign your unit up for any of these service days, please click the link below.

Wood Stack - September 16th

Lodge Clean-Up - October 14th

Winter Lodge Service Days Sign Up

$$ Cost:

Cub Scouts: $10 person per day, payable at time of reservation. Lodge daytime capacity for this event is 200.

Scouts BSA: $20 per person, per day, payable at time of reservation. Aubrey Lodge overnight capacity is 120 total youth and adults.


Reduction of youth on the reservation will be allowed up to two weeks prior to the reservation date. 50% of the original reservation is non refundable. Within two weeks of the start date, no refunds will be made. The ONLY exception is when ODOT closes the highway. Winter weather conditions are not reason for refund.

Participation requirements :

Sno-Park Permits

Sno-Park permits are REQUIRED by Oregon ODOT and the parking areas are patrolled regularly by Oregon State Police. Plan on receiving a ticket if you do not have a Sno-Park permit properly displayed. Click here for more information.

Oregon Department of Transportation : Sno-Park Parking Permits : Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services : State of Oregon

Frequently asked questions

Lodge Rules

Frequently asked questions

Handy Links

Winter Lodge page on the council website

Sno-Park Permit Information

Arrival times:





****Registration will go live for all units, November 1st in our registration system. All sign ups must be made in the unit account, not a personal account.

Winter lodge reservations are done by unit type with dates available for each.

Due to the popularity of this event, each unit will be able to select one night/ day.

Weather on the mountain

Be Prepared. Get up-to-date road conditions and view cameras at: ODOT Trip Check

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