Cougar Crossing Campground
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.|
|Open Season:||Open year-round, weather dependent.|
|Restrictions:||Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds in the Cougar Recreation Area.|
|Closest Towns:||Blue River, OR
McKenzie Bridge, 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, 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
Cougar Crossing Campground is close to:
- Cougar Crossing Day Use Area
- Three Sisters Wilderness
- French Pete Trail Area
- Indian Ridge Lookout
- French Pete Campground
- Sunnyside Campground
- Slide Creek Campground
- Slide Creek Day Use Area
- Terwilliger Hot Springs
- 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, 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|