Cougar Crossing Campground


Cougar Crossing is a small, semi-open campground in a setting of mixed conifers.

The campground is located on the confluence of the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the south end of Cougar Reservoir. It is surrounded with steep slopes of 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
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites*
  • No passes honored for day use fees.
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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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

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