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Scout Lake Campground
Scout Lake Campground

Scout Lake Campground

Effective July 12, 2021, all open fires, including charcoal fires, will be prohibited on all lands administered by the Deschutes National Forest. There are no exceptions for developed or hosted campgrounds. Further information is found on the USDA Forest Service website. 

  • Scout Lake Group Campground sits near the shores of its namesake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Water sport enthusiasts of all types will enjoy the opportunities available at Scout Creek Lake and nearby Suttle Lake. Only non-motorized watercraft are allowed on Scout Creek, but water skiing, fishing and boating are popular at Suttle Lake, less than one mile away. Nearby trails and a picturesque shoreline offer visitors opportunities for hiking, birding, wading and swimming at Scout Lake, and a large beach is located just steps away.

    Features

    • Fishing Fishing
    • Grills Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (10 total sites)

    There are 10 sites at this campground. Site #6 is a single family site while 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 7 and 8 are doubles. Sites 1, 2 and 9 are triples. If the entire campground is rented together, it will comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests. A large day-use area with 11 picnic tables and parking for 50 vehicles makes this area perfect for large parties and family functions. All sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. There are three vault toilets and a gravity fed water system.

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    • The near by Scout Lake Day Use area is a seperate site requires an additional $5 use fee if vehicles are parked in the parking area.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the 24-hour Fire Precaution information 800-523-4737 or the Deschutes National Forest 541-383-5300.

    • Please Note: Check out time now 12:00 PM, check in time 2:00 PM.

    • The campsites are pet-friendly so long as animals are picked up after and kept on their leashes. Pets are not permitted in the Day Use Area or in Scout Lake.

    • Single site fees include 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, Double Site fees include 2 vehicles and Triple Site fees include 3 vehicles.

    • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest.

    • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails.

    • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    • Camping for a period in excess of 14 days consecutively in any one campsite is not allowed. Prior to returning to the campground after an initial 14 day stay, any person that was a part of the group must move to a new location at least 5 air miles from the previous location for at least 30 days.