French Pete Campground


French Pete campground is heavily shaded by a thick canopy of conifers and located at the confluence of French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. This is a very popular campground to escape the summer heat.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Site fee $16, extra vehicle $6, Multiple site fee $30
Open Season: 5/9 - 9/14/2014
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet with limited area for manuvering
  • See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From Blue River, travel 4 miles east on Hwy 126 to Aufderheide Drive (FS road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive to French Pete Campground fro approximately 11 miles.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, garbage service, waste water disposal sites

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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

  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites17
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping


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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Drinking water Hand pumps