Camp Andrews

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Camp Andrews was a Boy Scout camp on Chestnut Ridge near Paradise Lake, between Alabama State Highway 150 and the present route of I-459 in Hoover. The camp was in operation from the 1910s to the 1940s, after which the land was sold to a lumber company. Camp Arrowhead near Clanton replaced it in the early 1950s.

In the 1930s, Scout troops from Birmingham would take the Edgewood streetcar to the end of the line near Edgewood Lake, and then hike around seven miles over Shades Mountain and through what later became Vestavia Hills and Hoover on Columbiana Road to reach the camp. Many area troops constructed their own lodges at the camp, some as log cabins.