Camp Jackson Sawyer at the Edward B. Knight Scout Reservation is a nine-acre Boy Scout of America camp site located in the Florida Keys. Flanked between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean on Scout Key, Camp Sawyer offers primitive camping opportunities for Scouting units and other qualified community, service, and youth organizations. Camp Sawyer is complete with six beach-side, tent camping sites with campfires, a modern restroom facility, two covered pavilion spaces, an outdoor open-air amphitheater, a regulation-sized beach volleyball court, a seaside pier with ocean swimming, and plenty of outdoor activity space to provide an outstanding, camping experience.
Where Are You?
The best way to arrive at Camp Sawyer is via the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, or US1. It's the only road upon arriving from the Florida mainland to Key Largo, starting at Mile Marker 107, that travels the entire length of the Florida Keys, ending at Mile Marker 0 in old Key West. Camp Sawyer is located at Mile Marker 34, and is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Key Largo, and a 45-minute drive from Key West.
When May I Camp?
Camp Sawyer is open year-round, rain or shine — except for hurricanes — then we close.
Boy Scout Jackson Lee Sawyer was an active and admired member of Troop 59, St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, in Key West, Florida. Graduating from Key West High School in 1943, Jackson Sawyer joined the US Army. In December 1944, Jackson Sawyer gave his life during the Battle of the Bulge, becoming the first soldier from Monroe County to be killed in action during World War II. Camp Sawyer was officially named in his honor in December 1959.