Scott Lake Campground


The high elevation of Scott Lake Campground (highest on the McKenzie River Ranger District) gives the area a mountainous feel.

A forest of subalpine fir, mountain hemlock, and bear grass surround the lake and make a picturesque setting for stunning views of the Three Sisters on clear days.

Be prepared for heavy mosquitoes in July and August.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day 
Open Season: July - Oct - depending on snow
Usage: Medium
  • 14 day limit
  • No trailer facilities
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. See Benson/Tenas Trailhead
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


17 miles east of McKenzie Bridge

From McKenzie Bridge, travel east on Hwy 126 for 3 miles to Hwy 242. Follow Hwy 242 for 14 miles to Scott Lake Campground and nearby Benson/Tenas Trailhead (fee site).

General Notes:
  • Fire rings, NO drinking water
  • NO cut firewood providd

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


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Campground Camping

Tent ONLY sites (walk-in sites)

Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites18 tent only
No. of Accessible sites2 toilets


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