Blue River Reservoir Area


The reservoir is primarily used as storage  for floodwaters in winter, but is filled for the summer recreation season. The reservoir is 6.4 miles long, 1,420 acres when full; the dam is 1,265 feet long and 270 feet high.

Water levels and boat ramp accessibility information is available from the Oregon State Marine Board website. Look for Blue River Reservoir in the section titled "Willamette Basin Reservoirs." Watch for obstructions near the shoreline such as submerged stumps, logs, and rocks. Small craft should stay out of open waters when it's windy since dangerous waves can build up suddenly.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Blue River
Water: Mona Campground
Restroom: At Campground and Launch Sites
Passes: Some trails and day use sites require a Recreation Pass
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


From Blue River, OR, travel 3 miles east on Highway 126 to Forest Road 15.

Turn right on Forest Road 15, heading north 1 mile to Blue River Reservoir.

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  Area/Length : 
1,420 Acres