Slide Creek Campground
The mixed conifers at 16 site (14 single, 2 multiple) Slide Creek Campground provide a beautiful wooded setting for this unique camping destination along the east bank of the Cougar Reservoir just 50 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Both campground and the day use area guests have access to drinking water, vault toilets, a boat ramp, ample parking and a swimming beach. A separate parking lot is available for boat trailers. The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs and come equipped with campfire rings and picnic tables.
Enjoy boating and other water activities on the reservoir or a soak in nearby Terwilliger Hot Springs
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for 2023 season.|
|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.|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water|
|Closest Towns:||McKenzie Bridge, OR
Blue River, OR
|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
From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19).
Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.
Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 8 miles to Forest Road 500.
Turn left on Forest Road 500 and continue north for 1.5 miles to Slide Creek Campground and Day Use Area.
- Fire rings, bath house, boat launch, ample parking, swimming pad, 800' walk to drinking water, garbage service
- Slide Creek Day Use Area
- Olallie Trail Area
- Terwilliger Hot Springs
- Three Sisters Wilderness
- Cougar Crossing Campground
- Cougar Crossing Day Use Area
- Sunnyside Campground
- Indian Ridge Lookout
- French Pete Campground
- Cougar Recreation Area (area is unavailable)
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 40 feet)
Open with no service in off season.
|No. of Sites||16 sites, 8 of which may be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777|
|Reservation Info||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Boating - MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
Boating - Non-MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
SwimmingRecreation areas with activity Swimming:
WaterskiingRecreation areas with activity Waterskiing:
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Fall Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire Planned
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada