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Camp Tuckaho

Camp Tuckaho is approximately 1-1/2 hours northwest of downtown St. Louis and one hour south of downtown Hannibal, MO.

Camp Tuckaho encompasses 525 acres of rolling hills and wooded valleys. Sycamore trees that measure up to 14 feet in circumference are found near the northern bluffs.

Units have been developed to represent the heritage of this area and include covered wagons, log cabins, tree houses, yurts, winterized lodges, permanent tents, primitive sites and a day outing area. A swimming pool, the Anheuser-Busch Nature Center and Tuck Hall (an indoor recreation facility) are available for troop/group use. Charlotte Davis Lake provides boating and fishing. 

The Outdoor Adventure Course, a low and high ropes team initiative program, is available for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors 12 years old and older. The program uses Cricket Corner, a platform tent unit, when lodging at camp. See Lead & Learn for more details.

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Lodge Units

All lodges have heat in the winter, electricity, a small kitchen with refrigerator and stove, outdoor fire pit and access to water both inside and outside the building.

Unit Name Fee Capacity Restroom Information Additional Information
Boones Loft $75 Sleeps 36 on mattresses on floor Indoor Restroom Has a fire place.
Carver House $75 Sleeps 36 on mattresses on floor Indoor Restroom Has a fire place.
Sacajawea $75 Sleeps 36 on mattresses on floor Indoor Restroom  
Tuck East $75 Sleeps 36 on mattresses on floor Indoor Restroom  
Tuck West $75 Sleeps 36 on mattresses on floor Indoor Restroom  

Cabin Units

Cabin units have cots and mattress to sleep on, use an environmental toilet in the unit, outdoor fire pit for cooking, kitchen shelters with picnic tables and access to water from a frost free water pump. There is no electricity in the cabin buildings. Cabin buildings sleep 4 to 8 individuals depending on the unit.

Unit Name Fee Capacity Additional Information
Frontier Village $45 Sleeps 16 Log cabin style unit
Log Cabins $45 Sleeps 20 Log cabin style unit
Maple Grove $45 Sleeps16 Tree house style unit
Tree Houses $45 Sleeps 20 Tree house style unit

Yurt Units

A Yurt consists of a spacious structure with wood floor, canvas sides and roof, and 4 bunk beds with mattresses inside. There is no electricity in the yurt structures. Campers use an environmental toilet in the unit, outdoor fire pit for cooking, kitchen shelters with picnic tables and access to water from a frost free water pump. Yurt structures sleep 8 to a yurt.

Unit Name Fee Capacity
Sunflower Meadow $45 Sleeps 16
The Village $45 Sleeps 16

Tent Units

Tent units consist of a spacious structure with a hard shingled roof, wood floor, canvas sides and four cots with mattresses inside. There is no electricity in the tent structures. Campers use an environmental toilet in the unit, outdoor fire pit for cooking, kitchen shelters with picnic tables and access to water from a frost free water pump. Tent structures sleep 4 to a tent.

Unit Name Fee Capacity
Dogwood Dell $60 Sleeps 40
Merry Oaks $45 Sleeps 20
Persimmon Patch $60 Sleeps 40
Raccoon Ridge $60 Sleeps 40

Conestoga Wagon Units

A Conestoga wagon is a covered wagon used for transportation during the late 18th and early 19th century in the United States. Our replica Conestoga wagon consists of a wood floor, canvas sides and roof and four cots with mattresses inside. While the structure is built on wheels, the unit is anchored to the ground and will not move from its resting place. There is no electricity in these structures. Campers use an environmental toilet in the unit, outdoor fire pit for cooking, kitchen shelters with picnic tables and access to water from a frost free water pump. Each covered wagon structure sleeps 4.

Unit Name Fee Capacity
Covered Wagons $45 Sleeps 16
Prairie Schooners $45 Sleeps 20

Primitive and Hammocking Tent Sites

Like to pitch your own tent? How about sleep in a hammock in the trees? Try a primitive camping unit. All primitive camping units have use of an Environmental Toilet or latrine, a kitchen shelter with picnic tables, outdoor fire pit, and access to water from a frost free water pump. The fee for a primitive campsite is $35.

  • Hickory Lane
  • Mystery Pond

Day Outing Shelter

Want to go out to camp just for the day? Try a Day Outing area. Day Outing shelters have access to a restroom, a kitchen shelter with picnic tables, outdoor fire pit and access to water from a frost free water pump. Reservations for Day Outings are free. Just fill out the Application for Troop Camping At Council-Owned Camps and check “Day Outing” on the form.

Need more information, please contact Kathy Kahn at 314.592.2368 or kkahn@girlscoutsem.org