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By Andi Bourne
Pathfinder 

Camp Paxson turns 80, welcomes firefighters' return

 

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

SEELEY LAKE – Built 80 years ago, Camp Paxson, on the southwest shore of Seeley Lake, has been a confluence of natural, cultural and commercial history hosting a summer camp for boy scouts and various other youth organizations, events and schools. This year it returns to a historical use, opening its doors to welcome firefighters. In the early 1940s, it was the place were conscientious objectors trained to be smokejumpers. Today, it is lodging the Seeley Lake Ranger District fire crew in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the National Register of Historic Places Inventory, C...



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