Scott Lake Campground


Area Status: Closed

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. 

The campground is next to Benson/Tenas Trailhead and access to the Mt. Washington Wilderness is close by.

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)
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • No trailer facilities
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
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
541-822-3381

General Information

Directions:

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 provided

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Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

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

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery

Picnicking

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.21124657091362

  Longitude : 
-121.8883360854878

  Elevation : 
4800 feet