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
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).
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.