Cougar Crossing Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on the confluence of the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the south end of Cougar Reservoir, the campground is a small, semi-open campground surrounded with steep slopes of mixed conifers.

The Three Sisters Wilderness lies directly east of the site.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsite - $14 per night
  • Extra Vehicle - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
May have reduced service and lower rates in off months.
Open Season: All year
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Golden Age/Access Pass and Interagency Senior/Access Pass allow holder 50% off overnight fee* *Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


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

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

Continue on Aufderheide Drive south 5 miles to find Cougar Crossing Campground where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into Cougar Reservoir.

General Notes:

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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Tent, auto, and trailer sites. Fire rings and garbage service.

No. of Sites11 sites, 6 sites may be reserved through or by calling 877-444-6777.
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Toilets Vault Toilet (1)
Picnic tables 12