Winton is located on Bear River Reservoir in the El Dorado National Forest off Highway 88 north of Jackson at an elevation of 5,900'. It is accessible only by foot or by boat. Scouts hike in and the camp boat transports the troop gear. Units must provide their own tents and camping gear. Each unit has its own campsite and Scouts eat cafeteria style on picnic tables under the whispering pines along the beautiful waterfront. Aquatic activities are a specialty at Winton, with water-skiing, sailing and canoeing among those of special interest to scouts. For the high adventurers, overnight canoe treks are available. A first-year scout program, Air-Rifle target shooting, archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, and nature round out the traditional program at Winton.