French Pete Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

French Pete Campground is located at the confluence of French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground is heavily wooded with Douglas fir and Vine Maple. The shade from the canopy provides an escape from the summer heat. There are 17 sites.

Access to the Three Sisters Wilderness from the French Pete Creek Trail is located across the road. Additional hiking trailheads are just a short drive away. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $16 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $34 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/13/2016 - 9/11/2016
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet with limited area for manuvering
  • See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Water: Yes, hand pumps
Restroom: Vault toilets
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 Station

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, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive 8 miles to French Pete Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Three Sisters Wilderness
  • French Pete Trail Area
  • Box Canyon Trail Area
  • Indian Ridge Lookout
  • Sunnyside Campground
  • Cougar Crossing Campground
  • Cougar Crossing Day Use Area
  • Cougar Recreation Area (area is unavailable)

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


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    Campground Camping

    • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
    Reservation or call 877-444-6777
    No. of Sites17 sites, 7 of which may be reserved at or by calling 877-444-6777. 
    No. of Accessible sitesNone

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    Toilets Vault
    Picnic tables
    Drinking water Hand pumps