Abandoned Girl Scout Camp at Beechwood State Park – Sodus, New York - Atlas Obscura
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Sodus, New York

Abandoned Girl Scout Camp at Beechwood State Park

A deteriorating 1990s Girl Scout camp in a beautiful lush park on Lake Ontario. 

The empty deteriorating cabins are reminiscent of an 80s horror slasher flick.

The Girl Scout Camp closed in the mid-to-late 1990s. There are various cabins and buildings deteriorating, uprooted and fallen trees.  As you walk towards the lake you will find an old campfire ring and dining hall, marking the main gathering place for Girl Scouts years ago. The park itself is quite beautiful, lush with greenery and tall towering trees, bordering Lake Ontario. 

Camp Beechwood is a great area to explore, almost completely flat, making it an easy walk. Especially gorgeous in the fall when the leaves are full of colors. 

Know Before You Go

Due to a lot of tall grass and overgrowth, it is wise to wear long socks and boots. We have picked up a few ticks every time we've explored here, so check each other after. The house at the entrance was formerly the caretaker's house, but is now privately owned; please don't block his driveway.

The park is managed by the town of Sodus, and has a parking area off of Lake Road.