This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature.
If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.
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.
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR (west), Sisters, OR (east)
Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter. Check tripcheck.com for conditions.
First come, first serve sites only.
$5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass
No trailers or RVs.
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.
57600 McKenzie Highway Blue River OR 97413
For campground inquiries, please call: N/A