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Fall Season »

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

Midweek reservations in August – Book two nights a receive the third night free!


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:

  • July 26, 27 – Maintenance, painting, trail work (almost full!)
  • 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 months of August and 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 begins August 1st and goes through October 11th

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


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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.

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Trips, Trails, & Tours

Chiwaukum Creek Fire »

Driving up the "P" Road. Picture taken through suburban window

Today (Monday, July 21)  Thom, the incident manager for our area, escorted me up to Scottish Lakes to get an idea of the impact of the Chiwaukum Creek Fire. On the way up I noticed all the trees on the McCue Ridge side of the “S” road were limbed and the vegetation was cleared. The road had been watered. A lot of work had been done clear down to the gate to keep the fire from spreading down toward the Coulter Road residential area where I live. I was so thankful. They had also cleared and limbed around my house below the gate.
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High Camp Happenings

Backpacking Season! »

Backpacking with Sierra

Well it is almost backpacking season at Scottish Lakes. There is still snow at 6000 feet. But we are all dreaming of hikes we will take in late July and August. High Camp is a great place to base your backpack trip, especially if you are taking kids along. As many of you know, we are not allowed to provide transportation to the backcountry for hikers. We can only drive our guests to camp. So if you want to have the advantage of starting your backpack at 5000 feet you need to stay with us. That only needs to be one night! So, you can either come up to Scottish Lakes and spend your first night there, then hike, or come up and start your backpack that day coming back to camp to spend your last night. Many people like to spend their last night at camp so they can take a shower and hot tub. You can leave a cooler at camp so you can cook a great meal in your cabin on that last day.
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Around the Woodstove

Fly Fishing Weekend September 12 – 13 »


Our 2014 fly fishing weekend is coming up September 12 and 13. Ralph Byther, our fishing guru, will be on hand to make sure all participants have a wonderful time. When you meet him you will agree Ralph’s positive attitude and smile are infectious! In preparation for this event here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If you do not find the information you need below, please email or give us a call and we will help you out.

What fly patterns do well at the lakes near High Camp?

It will depend on whether there is surface activity (warm weather and flying insects) or not. If there is surface feeding, several patterns should work well. Elk hair caddis, Adams, mosquito and black gnat are recommended. You could also experiment with Joe’s hopper if you can cast along or toward the shoreline. This is not easy in either Julius or Eileen unless you are fishing from a raft.

If there is very little surface activity, then you will probably do best by going to wet nymphs. Definitely try gold ribbed hare’s ear and Carey special (or 6-pack, very similar). These nymphs resemble Calabactis mayfly and caddis nymphs respectively. It will be later in the year than most chironomid hatches, but there may be midges flying around as adults and the mosquito pattern can imitate those.
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Hiking Season »

Ewing Basin

When we first purchased Scottish Lakes in 1994 we were only open for the winter skiing season. We just did not think people would want to come up to the mountains to stay in a cabin during backpacking season. We were wrong about that! In 1999 we had decided to expand our lodge to accommodate more people since the millennium was upon us and there was a lot of interest in spending New Year’s Eve at Scottish Lakes to ring in the 2000. So to bring in some money to fund the lodge expansion we experimented with what we called our ” Fall Season” which started mid August and went into early October.
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