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
  • Single Campsites - $16 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $34 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
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
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites*
  • No passes honored for day use fees.
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

  • Three Sisters Wilderness
  • French Pete Trail Area
  • Box Canyon Trail Area
  • Indian Ridge Lookout
  • Sunnyside Campground
  • Cougar Crossing Campground
  • Cougar Crossing Day Use Area
  • Cougar Recreation Area

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



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