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Chisolm Trail Adventure

Our fleet heads for the marina at the end of camp. We have 23 pontoon boats, 25+ sailboats, 6 wakeboard & ski boats, and 1 Viking Longship.

Climbing a steep hill at our ATV Outpost in 2013.

New for 2009: a full scale replica Viking Ship - large enough to be registered as a Class B Tall Ship.

Our battery of howitzers fires during a battle reenactment at the US Cavalry Outpost.

Hunting alien Zombies with paintball M-16s and laser sights.

The new Covert Ops headquarters in action.

One of our two Blobs in action.

Ambushed! Now drive 'em back Texas Rangers!

Ultimate Tubing Wars: the winner is the last person still on the tubes.

Texas Rangers on patrol looking for the trail of the outlaws.

Crews sailing on Lake Bridgeport in July, 2005.

A Chisholm Trail crew arrives at the Sailing Base for an afternoon of sailing or windsurfing.

Open water swimming in Lake Bridgeport - a bonus for every pontooon boat crew.

Some of our 14 new ATVs climbing a hill during a trail ride.

Chisholm Trail is a unique and unforgettable high adventure for older youth and adults. It’s a backpacking program, but you’ll use boats instead of boots. You get a pontoon boat for a week to travel to the high adventure and watersports bases on our camp’s 16 miles of Lake Bridgeport shoreline.
WHAT'S NEW for 2014 Camps

Plan to spend a lot of time on the water! Chisholm Trail participants spend every afternoon at a watersports base and then all evening and the following morning at a high adventure outpost. Outposts are U.S. Cavalry, Texas Rangers, Viking Ship and Medieval Combat, Cowboy Action Shooting, Covert Ops, Area 51, Climbing, Sporting Clays, ATV Outpost, and Highland Games. Our staff will do their best to give your crew an outstanding high adventure experience!


Week 3 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 3 receive a $10 per person discount. No Out-of-Council fees.
Week 4 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 4  receive a $15 per person discount. No Out-of-Council fees.
$20 CAMP + HIGH ADVENTURE SPECIAL: For each youth registered in the merit badge summer camp at Camp Tahuaya, Worth Ranch, or Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, the unit gets $20 off one youth or one adult attending a Longhorn Council High Adventure program (up to the number of youth and adults attending high adventure). Includes Troops and Crews from the same chartering organization.
WHAT'S NEW for 2014 Camps

Troops and Crews from 43 states, England, Scotland, and Mexico have come to Chisholm Trail. We are 71 miles from DFW airport. Pontoon boats, gas, food, and ice are included in the Chisholm Trail fee. Pontoon boats rentals at private marinas on area lakes cost $45 - $60 per hour, plus gas.

Click here to download the Texas High Adventure Base videos - 99 MB:
Download Texas High Adventure Base Overview video - mpeg4  (1:34) - 32.8 MB
Download Chisholm Trail Adventure mpeg4 video (4:42) - 67.2 MB

What You Get:

What You Bring:

 Pontoon Boats
 Gas for Boats
 All Food & Drink
 Program Maps & Lake Maps
 Daily Water & Ice Resupply
 All Programs & Equipment
 Experienced Staff & Customer Service
 Chisholm Trail T-shirt
 Texas Ranger Star

 Camping Gear
Minimal Cooking Gear
 Water Coolers
 Personal Gear

High Adventure Outposts:


 U.S. Cavalry Company
 Texas Ranger Company
ATV Training
 Covert Ops
 Rock Climbing
 Sporting Clays
 Highland Games
 Area 51 Zombie Hunt
 Fast Draw: Cowboy Action Shooting
 Viking Ship and Medieval Combat Outpost

 Wakeboard & Tubing
 Blobs & Water Park

Click here for General Info and Boat Reservations

  • Who Can Do Chisholm Trail
  • Adult Leadership Requirements
  • Crew Size
  • Boats and Reservations
  • Check In
  • Saturday or Monday Arrivals
  • Camping & Cooking: What to Bring
  • Program Schedule

Chisholm Trail Adventure Info PDF File (469 KB)

Chisholm Trail Program Links


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Camps & High Adventure Guide (2.2 MB)
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Click here for WHAT'S NEW for 2014 Camps
Chisholm Trail Adventure section (303 KB)

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Watch the Chisholm Trail Adventure 2012 video. (4:42)

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