Cougar Reservoir Area


Image of Water Skier on Cougar Reservoir

The reservoir is maintained at a high level for scenic and recreational enjoyment from May through August.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See special regulations  for the Cougar Recreation Area
Closest Towns: Blue River & McKenzie Bridge
Restroom: Vault Toilets at Campground and Launches
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

General Notes:

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Water Activities

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