Cougar Crossing Campground


Area Status: Open

Located on the confluence of the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the south end of Cougar Reservoir, Cougar Crossing is open year round and offers 11 sites that can accommodate either RV or tent camping. Vault toilets are provided. There is firewood for sale. The interior roads and spurs are gravel. There is no drinking water. It is the closest campground to Terwilliger Hot Springs.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via recreation.gov. The remainder are first come first serve.
Fees:
  • Single Campsite - $15 per night
  • Extra Vehicle - $8 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $8 per vehicle, per day
May have reduced service and lower rates in off months.
Open Season: Open year-round, weather dependent.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds in the Cougar Recreation Area.
Closest Towns: Blue River, OR
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
541-822-3381

General Information

Directions:

From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19)*. Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir. Continue on Aufderheide Drive south 5 miles to find Cougar Crossing Campground where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into Cougar Reservoir.

*Forest Service Rd 19 is not maintained for snow and ice in the winter


General Notes:

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Activities

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Tent, auto, and trailer sites. Fire rings and garbage service.

No. of Sites 11 sites, 6 sites may be reserved through www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

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Lake and Pond Fishing

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River and Stream Fishing

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Day Hiking

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Picnicking

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Boating - Motorized

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Swimming

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Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.05819541203871

  Longitude : 
-122.2198582002826

  Elevation : 
1700 feet