Area Status: Closed
Relax after a full day of hiking or biking to the sound of the river at this beautiful and quiet 12 site campground on the South Fork of the McKenzie River. Douglas fir, rhododendron, and vine maple surround this serene retreat. The facility has vaulted toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, garbage collection, and hand-pumped drinking water.
Opportunities abound in this beautiful forest setting for hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and nature viewing. The Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Box Canyon Trail, Mink Lake Basin Trail, Box Canyon Horse Camp, Terwilliger Hot Springs, and Cougar Lake Reservoir are of the many assets to this area.
At a Glance
||McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground closed through May 11, 2017
||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.
- Single Campsites - $14 per night
- Multiple Campsites - $26 per night
- Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
- Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
||5/12/2017 - 9/10/2017
- 14 day limit
- Maximum trailer length 36 feet
||Yes, hand pumps
||Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
||American Land & Leisure
||McKenzie River Ranger Station
From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).
Continue on south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right atthe Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.
Continue south on Aufderheide Drive 20 miles to Frissell Crossing Campground.
Fire rings, refuse receptacles
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.