Where is Ten Mile River (TMR)?

Created by Chris Guarniere, Modified on Tue, 02 Apr 2024 at 01:33 PM by Chris Guarniere

Ten Mile River Scout Camp is a 12,000-acre Scout Reservation located in the Sullivan County Catskills of New York State. The reservation is home to three traditional Scout summer camps and one Family Camp. 


TMR is not only a spectacular place for long-term summer camping, but it is also home to over 30 facilities for units to hold their monthly camping trips, or scouting families to have a weekend getaway. Short Term facilities are available from Labor Day in September until the end of June. The Delaware River sites are also available on weekends in the summer months. TMR is operated year-round, but the pinnacle of its programming happens during the months of July and August when all the camps: Aquehonga, Keowa, Ranachqua, and Family Camp, are in full swing.


All of the Scout Camps offer the typical Scout program areas, such as Archery, Rifle Shooting, Field Sports, Swimming, Flatwater Canoeing, Small Boat Sailing, Kayaking, Nature Center/trail, Scout Skills and more. Our family operation offers many of the same program features for their campers in addition to family social events and the flexibility for a family to add their own program ideas. Also, with the generosity of the Ranachqua Foundation, Camperships could be available for your Boy Scout.


Coming from New York City

Via the Palisades Interstate Parkway

Travel to and take the Upper level of the George Washington Bridge (I-95 west). On the New Jersey side take the first exit on your right onto the Palisades Parkway going North. Go North for 35 miles to exit 18, Route 6. Bear left onto Route 6 at the fork. Travel half way around the traffic circle and continue on Route 6 West for 6 miles to Route 17 West. Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.

Via the New York State Thruway

Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87 North). This becomes the New York State Thruway and crosses the Tappan Zee Bridge to Suffern. The Thruway continues north as I-87. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.

Directions from Monticello

Get off Route 17 West at exit 104 (Monticello Raceway/17B). Follow the signs on the exit ramp for Route 17B West. Take 17B West for 6.7 miles to the traffic light at White Lake. Continue past the traffic light 0.7 miles and make a left turn onto Route 55 West. Follow Route 55 West for 4.2 miles to the Ten Mile River Camp cut off road on your right; this is County Route 26 (Crystal Lake Road). It is marked Ten Mile River Scout camps and Camp Sternberg. Turn right and follow the Ten Mile River signs to your camp. Note: Route 17B is the last time you can get gas before camp!

Coming from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

If you are near either I-287 or the Garden State Parkway, take it North to I-87, the New York State Thruway. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” above. If you are near either Routes 206 or 23, travel North to Port Jervis. At Port Jervis, take Route 97 going Northwest. Travel on 97 to Route 21, just past Barryville. Take 21 to Yulan and pick up Route 22, which runs into Route 23. Travel on 23 to Route 26; you will see a large Ten Mile River Scout Reservation sign. Turn right on 26 and go about 0.5 miles to TMR Headquarters.

Via GPS-based Navigation System

TMR Headquarters is at 1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. When you get near TMR, look for signs for your camp (Aquehonga, Keowa, Ranachqua or Family Camp).



For more information about Ten Mile River (TMR):  https://tenmileriver.org/

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