This is a popular fishing spot which has primitive campsites scattered along the reservoir. All of the sites are primitive.
Each site includes a picnic area, fire ring, tent pads. Some RV spots but not hookups. For more info, visit: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/project/brochures/columbiabasinproject.pdf
While the annual month-long algae bloom had this place shut down, it looked very well-run. Lots of set-aside places to park, camp, swim, walk and roam too. Would love to swing by again on a clear, star-filled evening.
I live 9 miles from Scootney Park, and my husband and I love coming here for a quick and easy camping weekend. the sites have nice thick green grass, and shade. The bathrooms are clean and you can’t beat the fun you can have on the water! Great fishing, tubing, swimming and lots of wildlife.
Scootney is definitely a surprising oasis in the desert of eastern washington. Its camp ground is dry with no trailer hookups, but a dump site if you need it. The fishing is great and the locals fish out here all the time. Bass and walleye are caught almost year round here. The lake is in the scrub land though so there is not a whole lot of shade. Be prepared it can get really hot out there. The swimming area is nice and open and the day use section of the park is used by locals all year round.