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Fall Season-HIGH CAMP IS OPEN! »

Hiking, Fishing, Wildflowers, Birding, Campfires, Marshmallows…..

Chiwaukum Fire Special – Early September through the 18th

2 weekend nights lodging plus transportation only $120 per person – kids free lodging transportation $15

2 weekday nights lodging plus transportation only $100 per person – kids free lodging transportation $15



High Camp Update »

Fall and Winter Calendar

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for this  Fall 2014 and Winter 2014-15. We book cabins one year in advance.

September 12 – 13 Fly Fishing Weekend with Ralph the fly fishing guru!

October 4 and 11 Hanging Garden Hike

October 6 Beat the Diner

Work Parties:

  • October 18, 19 – Wood cutting
  • October 25, 26 – Wood cutting

Family Rates Dramatically Extended

We are pleased to announce these dates when kids (up through age 17) stay free:

  • The entire month of September through the 30th.
  • December 5, 6, 2014 -January 2, 3, 2015 -February 20, 21, 2015 -March 6,7, 2015
  • All late winter dates beginning March 27, 2015 through April 25th


Fall Season goes through October 11th

Winter Season begins November 26, 2014 and ends April 26, 2015


See what others say about Scottish Lakes!

Hats Off to a First Class Experience »

February 24th, 2014

Dear Chris,

Friday morning came, our day to leave, and we got a break in the snowfall, and blue sky opened up, and the sun put a smile on everything. After three days of continual snow, this break in the weather made it hard to leave.
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From the Seattle Times Outdoor Section »

December 29th, 2013

Thank you so much Seattle Times! We so appreciate the article in your Outdoors section, Sunday December 29th. Jeff Layton did a beautiful job with pictures and great content.

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Find Yourself Above the Fray!

There's no place like Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Nestled against a high mountain ridge, our nine-cabin retreat provides a unique opportunity to recharge body and spirit. Pared down to the essential rustic comforts, High Camp allows you to pursue your favorite mountain activities, reconnect with friends and family, or reflect in an unparalleled natural setting.

Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

Where can we hike during the fire closure? »

View from the trail to Lake Ethel

We are so happy to be open for our fall hiking season, although our hikes have been limited by the fire closure boundary which is the result of the Chiwaukum Creek Fire. At this time we can hike to Lake Julius, Lock Eileen and Lake Ethel via beautiful Lonesome Ridge. The Sunset Trail out of High Camp is also open. You can walk Bonnie Brae road to see the edge of the fire and some of the damage. Our Fly Fishing Weekend is September 12, 13, 14. We are running a great weekend special of $120 per person for 2 nights lodging and transportation, kids just pay $15 transportation fee. During the week the cost of the special price drops to $100.
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High Camp Happenings

White Board »

Drop Point 1, within a mile of the start of the Chiwaukum Creek Fire

When you visit Scottish Lakes this fall season you will notice the white board just inside the main door of the lodge. Here the fire fighters signed their names and departments from across the nation demonstrating the incredible effort that is made when a major fire sweeps through an area and threatens property. Hot shots from everywhere bring their energy, smiles and expertise to the fire and mount a battle against the elements. I believe it is as a result of these efforts that High Camp is not damaged from the Chiwaukum Creek Fire.  The High Camp Community is deeply thankful to all who contributed to this fire fight.
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Around the Woodstove

Fire Work Party- August 8, 9, 10 »

Water to the fire from Lake Julius

Many thanks to:  Max, Matt and Zeke along with Debbie and David, Shirley and Jim, Earl, Bob, David, Mike and Lyle for all their help this past weekend during our work party. The fire incident team gave us guarded permission to be up at High Camp for a few days to get the area into shape so we would be ready when we are able to open for business! I say guarded in that when they realized we had 14 people and 4 vehicles up there I think they might have wanted to change their minds! We were told to be ready to evacuate and would be expected to exit High Camp within an hour of the evacuation call. Last Wednesday, August 6th had turned out to be a bad day up there where the fire made run towards McCue Ridge. Friday the Haines index was 4 which increased the fire fighters anxiety a lot! Helicopters traversed back and forth above High Camp as they brought buckets of water from Lake Julius to the fire just over the ridge. We were sprayed with residual water from the buckets. The work was intense. Saturday and Sunday the fire calmed down a bit although we were working in smoke quite a bit.
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Resilience »

Scottish Lakes High Camp

There is something special about Scottish Lakes High Camp. It has nothing to do with the owners of the establishment. It has to do with this special place in the natural world and the wonderful community surrounding it. High Camp has gone through many upheavals:  when Bill and Peg Stark the original owners sold it and put their faith in a new generation of proprietors, when an entire building burned down and we did not even miss a day of reservations, when we could not get 25 adults and 20 kids down from High Camp due to a snow dump and they happily stayed a FOURTH night. There have been tragedies associated with Scottish Lakes also and injuries and rescues! Of course the most recent challenge for High Camp has been the Chiwaukum Creek Fire which closed us down for a month and we are still waiting on some of our trails to open for fall hiking. My point in all of this is the special quality of place that keeps it going. This little village in the middle of nowhere has the power to restore itself and to restore the lives of those who both work and recreate there. All I can say is I am blessed to be connected with Scottish Lakes Back Country Resort.