Scott Lake Campground
This hidden treasure is a photographer's paradise. The high elevation, primitive campground sits on picturesque and pristine Scott Lake. On clear days, catch stunning views of the snowcapped volcanic peaks of the Three Sisters as they cast their reflection on the serene lake. Be prepared for heavy mosquitoes in July and August. A forest of subalpine fir, mountain hemlock, and bear grass surround the lake.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter. Check tripcheck.com for conditions.|
|Reservations:||First come, first serve sites only.|
|Fees:||$5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass|
|Open Season:||Mid-July (weather dependent) - Late October (dependent on McKenzie Highway 242)|
|Closest Towns:||McKenzie Bridge, OR (west)
Sisters, OR (east)
|Passes:||A valid recreation pass may be used as a form of payment|
|Operated By:||Willamette National Forest|
|Information Center:||McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
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 provided
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Tent ONLY sites (walk-in sites)
|No. of Sites||18 tent only|
|Reservation Info||No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.|
|No. of Accessible sites||2 toilets|