The Traditional Paddlers Gathering

Parker Scout Reservation and the Miller Castle.

Set amongst 256 acres of mixed hardwood and conifers, the Reservation is located on North Long Lake, in Nisswa/Merrifield, MN. The camp features a medieval castle with bunk rooms, a kitchen, restrooms and a grand hall with a stage. Theres a pavilion for our outdoor presentations, miles of hiking trails and 2000 feet of shore line of which approximately 200 feet is sand. North Long Lake is 6143 Acres of shallow, clear, clean and warm water. The camp is on a small quiet arm of the lake, and conditions are possible with a 15 minute paddle to the main lake.

There are several options for lodging at the Parker Scout Reservation. You may camp (tent) at four different sites. Although there are no hookups, we have several spots that will accommodate your camping trailer (12′ or less extended, please). You may also stay in the Miller Castle bunkhouse. The medieval bunkhouse has several semi private rooms with private baths, (2-4 people) and four large bunk rooms which we will limit to 8 campers each. There are four large bathrooms with showers, and two commons areas. Available semi private rooms will be assigned to families with children and ADA persons first, then to the earliest registrants at 2 people to a room. No matter how you decide to sleep, the price remains the same, just be sure to indicate your preference at registration. For more information on the Parker Scout Reservation visit