Cougar Reservoir Area


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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


15 miles southeast of Blue River. From Blue River, travel 4 miles east on Hwy 126 to Aufderheide Drive (FS Road 19). It is three miles from the junction of FS Road 19 and Hwy 126 to Cougar Dam. Drive over the dam to access campgrounds and boat launches.

General Notes:

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Water Activities

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