Boy Scout Cove Campground
Boy Scout Cove Campground is on the southeastern shore of Ruth Lake in southern Trinity County, southeast of Eureka. The lake is operated by the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. Ruth Lake Community Services District manages many of the recreation facilities around the lake, including Boy Scout Cove Campground. The campground can be reached via Ruth-Zenia Road from the south or West Bank Road from the north.
Seven-mile-long Ruth Lake was formed by a dam on the Mad River. The lake is popular with boaters, water skiers, anglers, and swimmers. Visitors enjoy warm summers and cool springs and falls. Facilities at the lake include a marina with boat rentals, a store, and two boat ramps. Boat Inspections are required before being launched into the lake.
Boy Scout Cove Campground has 20 primitive campsites on the west side of the lake for RVs, trailers, and tents. Drinking water and pit toilets are provided, but no showers. A majority of the campsites are lakeside along the shore of the cove. At the head of the cove and adjacent to the campground is a day use area. Campers must register at nearby Ruth Rec Campground before setting up in camp.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. At campgrounds with many accessible sites, campers are often asked to choose other sites unless all other sites are full. In those cases, accessible sites may be available for general use.