Scout Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Scout Lake Group Campsite

Within easy walking distance of the popular Scout Lake Day Use Area , this group campground offers a volleyball court (net not provided) and horseshoe pit (horseshoes not provided).

Please be aware, if you plan on camping with a dog, DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED at the Scout Lake Day Use Area adjacent to the campground.  Scout Lake is one of the few recreation sites on the Deschutes National Forest where dogs are not allowed. The two primary reasons dogs are not allowed in the swimming area are sanitation and safety concerns related to the high numbers of people, including young children, who visit the lake.  Sanitation is a concern because no outlet exists for the small lake and water quality becomes an issue, especially later in the season as the water warms.                  

If you want to camp in an area where dogs are allowed, nearby Suttle Lake offers four day use areas where dogs are welcomed as well as campground sites.  Visitors with dogs are reminded that leashes are required in all developed recreation sites.  

People may be fined $100 if they bring onto or possess a dog in a swimming area where dogs are prohibited (36 CFR 261.17(k)). 

Find a map of this campground here.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
  • Single Campsite Rate: $18/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 40 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within Sisters-Metolius area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Deschutes Recreation.

General Information


From Sisters, OR: Travel 13.2 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 1.3 miles west on Forest Road 2070, and then 0.8 miles south on Forest Road 2066.

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Campground Camping

Scout Lake is popular with swimmers seeking to escape the hot weather of the high desert of Central Oregon.  The large day use area with picnic tables and parking for 50 vehicles helps make this area accessible to people interested in making Scout Lake their group campground or family meeting place. The large beach front is just 50 yards away from the parking lot.  Scout Lake is in a mixed-conifer forest. Suttle Lake is about 1 mile away, and offers fishing, waterskiing, and boating.

No. of Sites 1 single site(s), 6 double site(s), 3 group site(s) for 20-50 people.
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping

There are 10 sites at this campground.  Site #6 is a single family site, while 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 7, 8 are doubles.   Sites 1, 2 and 9 are triples. There are three vault toilets and a gravity fed water system.  Alternately, the whole campground can be rented to accomodate up to 100 people.

No. of Sites 3
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at


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