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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Open from

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018

Price per night (basic site)

5.00 $ (4.20 €)

Pros

Good views of the mountains. Near hiking trails. Lake access from most sites.

Cons

Mosquitoes.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Willamette National Forest

Address

NF-260
OR 97413
United States

Features

Wildlife
Big vistas
Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Wildflowers
Lakefront
Old-growth forest
Picnic tables
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

18

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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