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Scott Lake Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Information sign for Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • The Three Sisters in the distance from Scott Lake. - Scott Lake Campground
  • The trailhead for Benson Trail is located near the Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Typical site at Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Vault toilet in Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Typical site at Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Sign for the walk-in campsites and trail to Hand Lake.- Scott Lake Campground
  • Trail leading to the walk-in sites at Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Many of the sites have a good view of the Three Sisters. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake with the Three Sisters in the distance. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Large walk-in site at Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake Campground walk-in site. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake with the Three Sisters Mountains in the distance. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake Campground near the Willamette National Forest. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Trail leading to the walk-in sites at Scott Lake Campground. - Scott Lake Campground
  • Scott Lake in late fall. - Scott Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Good views of the mountains. Near hiking trails. Lake access from most sites.
Cons: 
Mosquitoes.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
Willamette National Forest
Price per night (basic site): 
5.00 $ (4.20 €)
Congestion: 
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
June 18 to November 05
Parking Pass: 
National or state forest pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Total number of sites: 
18
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Sitting high in the Cascades at 4,800 feet, Scott Lake Campground is the perfect home base to explore the surrounding wilderness on land or water. The Scott Mountain and Hand Lake trails both start in the campground, and the popular Obsidian Trail is very close as well. The lake is a good spot for canoeing and kayaking as well as fishing and photography. On a clear day the reflection of the mountains is unbeatable!

The 18 tent-only sites are situated around the small lake and have wonderful views of the Three Sisters and the Willamette National Forest. Campsites include fire rings and picnic tables. Some sites have parking close by, while others are walk-in only. Sites 9 through 14 have the best views of the mountains, while all sites have access to the lake and are spaced out enough to not feel overcrowded. There are two vault toilets located in the campground for use by campers and day-use visitors.

Things to note: Mosquitoes are abundant and relentless during July and August. The road to access the campground, Highway 242, is seasonal, so be sure to check road conditions before setting out.

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