Hard Rock Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This small, group site offers quiet, relaxing camping in primitive site along the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground offers one tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people. No water or electricity is available at Hard Rock. Campfire rings, picnic tables, portable toilets and trash collection are provided.

Many hiking and biking trails are available in the surrounding area and the river offers fishing opportunities. The river offers good catch and release fishing. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground closed through May 11, 2017
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
  • Group Campsite - $25 per night
  • Extra Vehicle (more than 2) - $7 per extra vehicle, per night
Open Season: 5/12/2017 - 9/10/2017
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 14 day limit
Water: None
Restroom: Portable Toliets
Passes: No passes honored.
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 Service Road 19). 

Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir. Continue south on Auferderheide Drive for 10 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, garbage service
  • NO water

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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One tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people

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1800 feet