Area Status: 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
||McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED through May 4, 2017
||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
- Single Campsites - $14 per night
- Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
- Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
||5/5/2017 - 9/10/2017
||See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
||Drinking water is not available
||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 District
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.
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.