This hidden treasure is a photographer's paradise. The high elevation, primitive campground sits on picturesque and pristine Scott Lake. On a clear days, catch stunning views of the snow capped volcanic peaks of the Three Sisters as they cast their reflection on the serene lake.
A forest of subalpine fir, mountain hemlock, and bear grass surround the lake.
Be prepared for heavy mosquitoes in July and August.
At a Glance
From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 3 miles to Highway 242.
Follow Highway 242 east for 14 miles to Forest
Take a left of Forest Road 260 west Scott Lake Campground and nearby Benson/Tenas Trailhead (fee site).
Fire rings, NO drinking water
NO cut firewood providd
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.