Sunnyside Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Sunnyside Campground is located along the southeast side of Cougar Reservoir at 1,700 feet in elevation. A large grove of conifers provides shade to these semi-private campsites. Motorhomes and trailers not recommended due to the steep entrance into campground. The campground offers vault toilets, garbage collection, and firewood. There is no drinking water available but nearby Slide Creek Campground does have water. Individual campsites include a fire ring and picnic table. Easy access to the creek, river, and lake are possible from this scenic location.

Hikers and mountain bikers will enjoy exploring other trails including the French Pete Trail, Box Canyon Trail, Indian Ridge Lookout, and several day hikes within the Cougar Recreation Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED through May 4, 2017
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $14 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/5/2017 - 9/10/2017
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Water: Drinking water is not available
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 0.5 miles to Sunnyside Campground.

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Motorhomes and trailers are not recommended due to steep entrance road into the campground.

Reservation InfoReserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Sites13, 5 of which may be reserved online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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1700 feet