Conquistador Council, Boy Scouts of America, Established in 1924
2603 N. Aspen Ave
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-3461
(575) 622-3493 (Fax)

Dowling Aquatic Base- Stay Over

Is your troop en route to Wehinahpay or passing through the Carlsbad NM area?  Consider staying overnight at Dowling Aquatic Base.

Contact the Conquistador Council about possible use of Dowling Aquatic Base for an overnight stay.

The camp provides limited indoor bunks, toilets and showers.  The kitchen is in renovation stages and will not be available.  There are plenty of fast food restaurants nearby.

We highly recommend visiting the High Desert Museum and Zoo in Carlsbad (a state park facility) to get a better understanding and appreciation of this part of New Mexico.  A visit is worth the time and fee.

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Wehinahpay Mountain Camp

The Boy Scout camp in New Mexico’s Sacramento Mountains is ideally located for an outstanding Boy Scout mountain camp summer experience.  The camp is 300 acres of private property surrounded by the Lincoln County National Forest.  Scenic Potato Canyon  features open grassy meadows along a mountain stream and the hillsides are covered in pine, fir, and aspen forests. 

At 8,500 foot elevation, the camping season is comfortably cool, has low humidity, and no mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, or poisonous snakes.

There is wildlife in the camp.  Elk are seen daily and the occasional turkey, coyote, or bear will wander through camp, though these are shy animals.  Raccoons and skunks are sometimes seen.

With a “block program schedule” the camp has open program on Wednesday.  This schedule allows time for out-of-council troops to go sightseeing to such places as White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo Space Museum, Sunspot National Solar Observatory, Three Rivers Petroglyph National Monument, or just “kick back” and relax in camp or take a hike in the surrounding mountains.

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Wehinahpay Mountain Camp

2013 Summer Camp Literature available at