French Pete Campground


French Pete Campground is located at the confluence of French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground is heavily wooded with Douglas fir  and Vine Maple. The shade from the canopy provides an escape from the summer heat. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open April 1st for walk up only, early open due to spring like weather
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Site fee $16, extra vehicle $7, Multiple site fee $30
Open Season: 4/1 - 9/13/2015
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet with limited area for manuvering
  • See special regulations for the Cougar Recreation Area
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive 8 miles to French Pete Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, garbage service, waste water disposal sites

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



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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Drinking water Hand pumps