Scout Lake Day Use Area


Area Status: Open

This is a popular, heavily-used site that is located at Scout Lake, south of Suttle Lake. There is a beach for swimming and several picnic tables around the lake. 

PLEASE NOTE: Scout Lake is one of the few recreation sites on the Forest where DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED because of safety and sanitary issues. 
The two primary reasons that 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 plan to go to Scout Lake, the Forest Service encourages you to leave your dog at home or visit another lake where dogs are allowed. Suttle Lake, located near Scout Lake, offers four day use areas where dogs are welcomed. 

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)). 

There is a campground adjacent to this day use area.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

At a Glance

Fees: Recreation Fee Site: $5/vehicle/day
Restrictions: NO DOGS are allowed in the lake, on the beach, or around the lake.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires payment/recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:

General Information

Directions:

From Sisters, travel 13.2 miles northwest on Hwy 20, then 1.3 miles west on Forest Road 2070, and then 0.8 miles south on Forest Road 2066.


Accessibility:

Three tables, one bench and one restroom are fully accessible.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Picnicking

Swimming

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.41205

  Longitude : 
-121.74418

  Elevation : 
3700