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Photo of the Dogwood Forest sign.
Photo of a group of Girl Scouts around a campfire ring.
DSC_0134A photo of 2 girls pushing a wheelbarrow.
A photo of three girls carrying a large tree limb.
A photo of the new archery platform.
A photo of the Southern Shade structure.
A photo of the Honor Bench in the Butterfly Garden.
Four girls dig into a mulch pile.
A photo of the inside of the Yurt.

Hidden Valley Camp...

is one of the single largest tracts of urban wilderness left within the city of Lawrence, making it an easy destination for people of all ages to learn and enjoy all types of outdoor activities. More than 5,000 visitors enjoy the privately-owned camp each year.


Hidden Valley provides our community with:

  • 40 acres of green space and unaltered streams, managed for over 50 years with youth and wildlife in mind, and without taxpayer money.

  • Diverse habitat of woods, prairie, wetland and streams-perfect refuge for wild animals and native plants.

  • Opportunity to explore, cook on an open fire, camp, learn new skills, make new friends and create lasting memories.

  • A place to learn commitment, responsibility and stewardship of the land and its wildlife.

  • An area where children can begin a lifelong appreciation of their natural world.

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