Scott Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground open July - October
Fees $5 per vehicle, per day 
Open Season: July - October
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


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 3 miles to Highway 242.

Follow Highway 242 east for 14 miles to Forest
Road 260.

Take a left of Forest Road 260 west 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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  Elevation : 
4800 feet