Hard Rock Group Campground
This small, 10 person group site offers quiet, relaxing camping in primitive site along the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground offers one tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people and 5 vehicles. No water or electricity is available at Hard Rock. Campfire rings, picnic tables, portable toilets and trash collection are provided.
Many hiking and biking trails are available in the surrounding area and the river offers fishing opportunities. The river offers good catch and release fishing.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777|
|Open Season:||May 5, 2023 - September 4, 2023|
|Closest Towns:||Blue River, OR
McKenzie Bridge, OR
|Passes:||No passes honored.|
|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 Service Road 19).
Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir. Continue south on Auferderheide Drive for 10 miles to the campground.
- Fire rings, garbage service
- NO water
- Three Sisters Wilderness
- Box Canyon Trail Area
- French Pete Trail Area
- Mink Lake Basin Trail Area (area is unavailable)
- Indian Ridge Lookout
- French Pete Campground
- Red Diamond Campground
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
One tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people
|No. of Sites||2|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
River and Stream Fishing
Alerts & Warnings
- ACTIVE FIRES: Petes Lake, Lookout, Bedrock, etc.
- FIRE CLOSURES: Wiley, Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Public Use Restrictions (Fire Restrictions) in Effect
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada for summer
- Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam closed for construction June 5-Sept. 28, 2023