Trail Bridge Campground


Located on the shore of Trail Bridge Reservoir, this campground has both campsites nestled under large old-growth Douglas Fir and campsites in an open grassy meadow.

Access to McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is close by. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: A transformer repair project at the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Carmen powerhouse will close the primary access road to Trail Bridge Campground & Smith Reservoir beginning at noon on Sept. 15, 2014. The road closure is expected to last about 2 weeks. During the repair project no vehicles will be allowed past the powerhouse. A secondary access route to the campground, via Forest Service Road 655 to the Trail Bridge Bypass Road, will remain open only to high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles. The secondary roads to the campground and reservoir are not suited for passenger cars, motor homes or vehicles towing trailers or fifth wheels. Due to primitive condition of the roads, recreational vehicles and vehicles towing trailers are prohibited.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: Late April (beginning of fishing season) - Mid - late October (end of elk hunting season)
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 45 feet
  • 10 mph speed limit for boats
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge
Water: Yes
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Fire rings, gravel boat launch (limited parking)
  • Campground is typically open with full fees and services from the beginning of fishing season (late April) until the end of elk hunting season (mid-late October).
    These dates may vary so if you are planning a visit during the spring or fall please contact the McKenzie River Ranger District for updated information.
    Services include:
    • campground host
    • flush & portable toilets
    • water
    • dumpsters
  • Campground is open the rest of the year to self-contained/pack it in/out
    No services, no fees.
    • 2 vault toilets available all year. 

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13 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge

From the town of McKenzie Bridge, OR, follow Highway 126 east for 13 miles to Trailbridge Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Campsites include walk-in/tent sites and RV sites (maximum trailer length 45 feet).

Open with no service in off season.

Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites46 campsites including 27 walk-in/tent sites and 19 RV sites.
No. of Accessible sites1 seasonal restroom, paved access routes, fishing platform, tables

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Water Activities

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Toilets Vault/flush
Drinking water Piped