Directions & Road Closures
Waycross is a summer camp and year-round conference center. We welcome groups that seek leadership development, spiritual growth or educational advancements. Everything from afternoon meetings to weekend conferences to week long retreats.
ROAD CLOSURES: There are several SCHEDULED road closures for the spring and summer.
Bear Creek Road has washed away around the 5500 block. This will effect guests coming from Bloomington and using 135. Please see directions below.
A number of bridge closures in Morgan and Brown counties will detour SR 135 traffic. Work begins on or after April 4 and will last up to 75 days. Please use alternate route for travel to Waycross
Conference Center Physical Address Summer Camp Physical Address
4879 Richards Road 7363 Bear Creek Road
Morgantown, IN 46160 Morgantown, IN 46160
Busses should park for loading and unloading near the conference center. The camp entrance is not wide enough for motor coaches.
DIRECTIONS TO ALL WAYCROSS FACILITIES
From the north through Indianapolis: Take I-465 to State Road (SR) 37 South toward Bloomington. Just north of Martinsville, turn left (east) on SR 252 to Morgantown. In Morgantown at the stop sign, turn right (south) on SR 135. Follow SR 135 to Bean Blossom. In Bean Blossom, just past the McDonald's Shopworth grocery store, turn right on State Road 45. Follow SR 45 to stop sign at the railroad tracks. Turn left at the stop sign and continue to follow SR 45 through Helmsburg. About two miles past Helmsburg, SR 45 makes a sharp left curve. At that curve, look for the Waycross sign and turn right onto Branstetter Road and follow it about one-fourth mile to a stop sign at Bear Creek Road. Go straight at the stop sign onto Bear Creek Road.
From the southwest through Evansville and Bloomington: Take State Road (SR) 57 from Evansville northeast to Washington and turn right (east) on U.S. Highway 50. Follow U.S. 50 to Bedford. Just before Bedford, U.S. 50 becomes a 4 lane highway and also is joined by SR 37. Before Bedford, take the SR 37 North exit toward Bloomington and Indianapolis. Follow SR 37 to Bloomington. Turn right on State Road 46 (the last Bloomington exit) and follow SR 46 around Bloomington to SR 45 North. (The first time you see a sign for SR 45 will be while you are still on SR 37--don't take that exit). Turn left onto SR 45 North and follow it to Trevlac. At the sharp right curve in Trevlac, turn left (it's more like going straight instead of taking the curve) and drive up over the railroad track. Just over the railroad tracks, the road curves left and then a short distance further, North Shore Drive turns to the left and Bear Creek Road goes straight. Stay straight on Bear Creek Road. Directional signs in the area point the way to Waycross. The signs for Lutheran Hills Camp, Walnut Hills Retreat, and Gallahue Girl Scout Camp also point in the right direction. Follow Bear Creek Road to the first stop sign at Branstetter Road, then go left following Bear Creek Road.
From the Southeast through New Albany and Jeffersonville: Take I-65 North to the State Road (SR) 46 exit at Columbus. Take SR 46 west toward Nashville. In Nashville at the second traffic light, turn right (north) on SR 135 which goes through downtown Nashville. Follow SR 135 to Bean Blossom. Turn left onto SR 45 in Bean Blossom just past St. David's Episcopal Church. Follow SR 45 to the stop sign at the railroad tracks. Turn left at the stop sign and continue to follow SR 45 through Helmsburg. About two miles past Helmsburg, SR 45 makes a sharp left curve. At that curve, look for the Waycross sign and turn right onto Branstetter Road and follow it about one-fourth mile to a stop sign at Bear Creek Road. Go straight at the stop sign onto Bear Creek Road.
CONTINUING DIRECTIONS TO WAYCROSS
Follow Bear Creek Road about three miles to Waycross (the last part is gravel). Landmarks include Lutheran Hills Camp on the right and then the entrance to Dudley Gallahue Valley Camp on the left.
When you arrive at Waycross, follow the signs to the facility hosting your event. You will find directional signs for the Retreat House, Youth Lodge, Camp, Assembly Building, Conference Center and office. You are welcome to drive directly to your meeting location or check in at the office.
BACK WAY TO WAYCROSS--SHORTER BUT ON COUNTY ROADS:
South on 37 to Martinsville.
At the Bigfoot Shell, turn left onto Mahalasville Road.
Stay on Mahalasville Road through Mahalasville. Cross the bridge and follow the road about a quarter mile. When Mahalasville Road curves sharply to the left, turn right onto Bear Wallow Road. (None of the roads are marked, but the intersection is right in that curve.)
Follow Bear Wallow to Waycross. It will turn to gravel when you cross the county line. You will pass Bear Lake on your right about a mile from Waycross. At the "Y" intersection near Waycross you will see the Waycross signs. Turn left and come to the office at the conference center.
It's about 12 miles from the Bigfoot Shell to Waycross.