Slide Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The mixed conifers at Slide Creek Campground provide a beautiful wooded setting for this unique camping destination along the east bank of the Cougar Reservoir just 50 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Both campground and the day use area guests have access to drinking water, vault toilets, a boat ramp, ample parking and a swimming beach. A separate parking lot is available for boat trailers. The 8 campsites can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs and come equipped with campfire rings and picnic tables.

It is known for handy access to boating and many water activities. It is also near Terwilliger Hot Springs, an area with soaking pools fed by the Rider Creek waterfall.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED through April 13, 2017.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $16 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $30 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 4/14/2017 - 9/10/2017
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: 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.
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, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 8 miles to Forest Road 500.

Turn left on Forest Road 500 and continue north for 1.5 miles to Slide Creek Campground and Day Use Area.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, bath house, boat launch, ample parking, swimming pad, 800' walk to drinking water, garbage service

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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, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 40 feet)

Open with no service in off season.

Reservation InfoReserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Sites16 sites, 8 of which may be reserved online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Toilets Vault
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1700 feet