Hudson Valley Council, BSA
Stony Point, New York
Camp Bullowa is located at 15 Franck Rd, Stony Point NY 10980
Camp Bullowa is located in Stony Point, NY and recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007! In the northern corner of Rockland County, the camp’s 300 acres of fields and trails, serves local youth through cub and boy scout programs including shooting sports, ATV’s, fishing and boating on Lake Boyce and nearby access to a number of historical trails. Facilities include a Training Center and the Hudson Valley Scouting Museum. The property is open year round
They offer short term camping to Scouts and have a large selection of facilities, everything from small tenting sites to a number of cabins.
For a map of Bullowa:
Camping at Bullowa provides scouts with nearby access to the 1177 & 1779 Revolutionary Trails – visit Doodletown, an abandoned town with the streets still there, a cemetery, some foundations of buildings – signs have been placed to explain the history of the “town”. The Council also hosts the Trails Program:
Doodletown Info: http://www.rocklandaudubon.org/doodletown.htm
A little point of interest – as you arrive in the parking lot of Bullowa, the first thing you notice is the very large “Paul Bunyan” which is actually a fiberglass man who was originally used by a muffler company for advertising. Not sure how this fella came to live at Bullowa but there he is!
Besides the Revolutionary War trails, your unit should make time to visit Stony Point State Park – be sure to check ahead to see the dates they are open. Many times, besides a hike around the property where you can read about the settings and learn much about the revolutionary war activity that took place in the area, the museum may be open and sometimes there are re-enactments and a firing of the cannon!!
Another popular nearby site to visit is Bear Mountain – some of the Revolutionary trails end at the park. For more information:
Next you might consider a visit to Iona Island which is one of the four National Estuarine Research Reserves on the Hudson River (including Piermont Marsh, Tivoli Bay, and Stockport Flats). This approximately 120-acre site is located at the southern gate of the Hudson Highlands. Much of the Island was used by the US Navy during WWII. Now the Palisades Interstate Park Commission has several construction and storage buildings on the island. Iona Island and adjacent Salisbury Marsh encompass several distinct hatitats, including deciduous forest, fresh water and brackish tidal wetlands and riverine habitats. Food, water, and restrooms are available at the Bear Mountain Inn at nearby Bear Mountain State Park.
For viewing birds and wildlife other than bald eagle, the marsh edge along the road and the railroad causeway is best. The steel sloped knolls and Iona Island east of the railroad are off limits. Special permission is needed from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to enter the main portion of the Island.
Great camp not far from Nassau County – lots to do for boy scouts and cub scouts! Make your plans now!