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New York Boy Scout Camp, timber, pond, stream, shooting range and hiking trails for sale. Timberland Realty is pleased to represent the Greater Niagara Frontier Council (GNFC) in the sale of approximately 556.97 acres known as "Camp Schoellkopf" they own in the Town of Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. The property has approximately 1.3 miles of road frontage on Burroughs Road, Tooley Road and Allegany Road, some of which are paved, some gravel and all are four season's roads. The main entrance to the property is found at 1373 Burroughs Road. This is a fantastic opportunity to own a turn-key camp facility with a strong history of campership. The camp has been actively used and maintained up to the time of listing.The excellent internal gravel road system is traversable by any vehicle. As the road winds through the property, you are immediately immersed in the feeling of being in a remote wilderness area with just the right amount of creature comforts to create a truly enjoyable outdoor experience.As you enter the property, the first structure on the right is the "Ranger's House" which is a 1,350 sf ranch style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The Shop/Office is a 2,353 sf wood-framed structure that is fully heated and has water, full bath with shower, staff lounge area, kitchen, all powered by the 200 amp electric service. The office area is 17'x 26' while the shop is 26'x52'.The Trading Post/Kitchen building combine for about 1,687 sf in a wood-framed, board & batten sided structure. A complete stainless commercial kitchen with walk-in cooler, freezer, fire suppression hood, commercial range/oven, dishwasher and more. A lovely stone fireplace compliments the Trading Post. An on-demand 22kw generator is used for backup in case of any power outage.The Dining Hall is a 5,400 sf Morton-style building, designed with 12 overhead doors for ease of access and airflow in the warmer months. This structure is only about 10 years old, has a 200 amp service, water and a sound system wired throughout. It has a total capacity of 330 users at any one time. Other primary buildings include: the Camp Office ( a small, shed-like structure 240 sf with electric); Technology Center (684 sf log cabin, with electric, woodburning stove and propane range & water); Craft Lodge (864 sf wood-frame structure with electric & water); Hospital (560 sf log cabin with water, electric and a full bath); Chaplin's Cabin (576 sf wood-frame structure with 2 bedrooms and a full bath); Director's Cabin & Cooks Cabin (identical 576 sf wood-frame structures with 3 bedrooms and a full bath); Ecology Building (256 sf with electric and one overhead door). There are eight (8) other cabins used for rental during the year: Phillips Cabin; Schoellkopf Cabin, Schwartz Cabin, Score Cabin, Self Cabin, Sikes Cabin,Toulmin Cabin and Troop 1776 Shelter. All cabins have electric and either woodburning stove or stone fireplace (or both). Many have water and generally have propane stoves as well. Total combined capacity of these cabins is 122 campers.There are also eight quality (8) lean-tos that are used for rental: Art Wood; Milak; Faso; Pace; Sciera; Seibel; Sikes; Stranski and Szymkowiak. Lean-tos generally have woodburning stoves in them and some have electric also. The total capacity of the lean-tos mentioned is 96 campers.In addition to the cabins and lean-tos, the camp is complete with 14 tent camping areas that each provide for unlimited capacity: Baden Powell; Badgely; Dan Beard; Guggenheimer; Harter; Hoffman; Kellogg Lake; Larch; Open Skies; Pines; Red Jacket; Schwartz; Sikes and Sleepy Hollow. Some campsites have a pavilion and all have a restroom/wash station in or nearby the site. One of the key features to any camp is the water feature. In this case, there are two (2) primary water features. First, there are two (2) ponds on the property. Lake Cornelius which is approximately 1.3 acres in size and Kellogg Lake which is about 2.5 acres in size. Lake Cornelius has some leakage issues and is being decommissioned in coordination with the NYS Conservation Department. The seller has the necessary permits to decommission the pond which can be discussed as part of any purchase offer. Kellogg Lake is a beautiful water body with a beach for swimming, a lifeguard station (with electric) and serves as a great area for canoeing/kayaking and fishing. The second water feature is Cayuga Creek which runs the full length of the property. The stream flows year 'round and at this location is characterized as a warm water fishery for species like largemouth and smallmouth bass, and bluegill. The adult-youth bath and shower house has 16 showers and 14 toilets including one each that are handicapped accessible. The Sikes shower area has 4 additional showers.The facility is also set up for shooting sports. The Earl Brady Field Sports Area has a 56'x16' archery building and a 40'x16' rifle range building with 10 shooting stations and locking storage for the weapons. The shooting range facility is 24'x16' and runs on solar to power the lights and the clay target thrower. The range here also doubles as the sledding hill in the winter.The property also has a well-developed COPES course for those seeking the higher adventure challenges of a well-constructed ropes course complete with a climbing and rappelling tower. There is an enclosed 12'x16' storage building here as well as a 12'x18' pavilion with a water fountain.The property has a mix of hardwoods and softwoods throughout and has a significant timber value. A timber inventory conducted by FORECON, Inc. in February, 2021 shows an outstanding stocking of timber, currently estimated at 2,952,008 boardfeet, Doyle log rule. The forest is dominated by hard maple, black cherry, larch, Norway spruce, hemlock, red oak, soft maple and much more. Timber will be sold intact and no harvests are planned. The forest has been professionally managed for decades, creating the best quality timber possible across this ownership.This is a fantastic opportunity to own a fully functional camping facility with a great long-term timber investment to propel it in Western New York! The property is being sold "as-is" and all oil, gas, mineral and timber rights will transfer. Showings only to qualified buyers with proof of qualification prior to any showing.