Scout Lake Campground

Campground in Deschutes National Forest


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Within easy walking distance of the popular Scout Lake Day Use Area , this group campground offers a volleyball court (net not provided) and horseshoe pit (horseshoes not provided).

Please be aware, if you plan on camping with a dog, DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED at the Scout Lake Day Use Area adjacent to the campground.  Scout Lake is one of the few recreation sites on the Deschutes National Forest where dogs are not allowed. The two primary reasons dogs are not allowed in the swimming area are sanitation and safety concerns related to the high numbers of people, including young children, who visit the lake.  Sanitation is a concern because no outlet exists for the small lake and water quality becomes an issue, especially later in the season as the water warms.                  

If you want to camp in an area where dogs are allowed, nearby Suttle Lake offers four day use areas where dogs are welcomed as well as campground sites.  Visitors with dogs are reminded that leashes are required in all developed recreation sites.  

People may be fined $100 if they bring onto or possess a dog in a swimming area where dogs are prohibited (36 CFR 261.17(k)). 

Find a map of this campground here.

Additional Information


Per night, per site fee: $18 for the first vehicle; $8 each additional vehicle. NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.


Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 


Maximum site spur length is 40 feet.

Open Season Start

May 17

Open Season End

September 22


  • Campground Camping
  • Group Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming