Silver Trails Scout Reservation
7140 Jeddo Road, Jeddo MI 48032.
Ranger – Matt Langlois
Silver Trails is a 300 acre camp near Jeddo, Michigan, on the St. Clair-Sanilac County line. It is 28 miles North West of Port Huron, 78 miles North East of Detroit, 68 miles East of Flint and 88 Miles South East of the Tri-Cities; just a short 20 minute drive from a major shopping area. Silver Creek winds through the Scout camp, emptying into the Black River on the east end of camp. There are five cabins, three Adirondacks (3-sided shelters), and fourteen campsites. The camp’s Dining and Meeting Hall, known as the Rotary Lodge, was a gift from area Rotary Clubs and was completed in 1948. The camp was dedicated on November 1st 1945. Over the years, numerous other buildings and facilities were added to the camp. These include a chapel, health lodge, Order of the Arrow Trading Post, Nature Center, and most recently, a new Training and Activities Building.
The camp is situated in the Black River basin, carved out by the Black River, Silver Creek, Fuseline Creek, and Wilson Creek. Silver Trails might be best known for its steep cliffs, scenic bluffs, and rolling landscape. Hemlock and Birch trees cover the camp, as well a Trilliums, endangered flowers that flourish in the woodlands. The camp’s trademark is the “Number Nine Tree”, a large Sugar Maple that once grew along Silver Creek. Its trunk was twisted in the form of a number nine. The tree has since been cut down, but remains on display at camp as a testament to Silver Trail’s rich history.