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“Camp Paxson sits on the shores of Seeley Lake, a 15-acre peninsula of land that Salish, Blackfeet, and Crow tribes cared for, hunted, and fished for centuries prior to European colonization and we recognize their time-honored traditions and connections rooted in the earth. While the history of the land reaches centuries back, the buildings on this Forest Service landmark are just 80 years old. Beneath an old-growth western larch forest canopy sit 15 log sleeping cabins, two bathhouses, a caretaker’s cabin, and an iconic lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939 and 1940. Camp Paxson is a Lolo National Forest Service site administered by the Camp Paxson Preservation Project.”

History of Camp Paxson

Current Use of Camp Paxson

Here at Camp Paxson we are dedicated to preserving its rich history. We are expanding Camp Paxson’s role as a large-group recreation space as well as an outdoor education facility. We attempt share the joy of the outdoors to everyone; whether it be an impossible to forget wedding, a family reunion, or an outdoor seminar!

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To advance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and natural legacy of Camp Paxson.