Cougar Crossing Day Use Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Cougar Crossing Day Use Area is located on the north side of Forest Road 19 in the Cougar Crossing Campground.

The day use site is adjacent to Cougar Reservoir where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into the reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: 4/15/2019: Closed for public safety due to the Terwilliger Fire...details
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $8 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Water: None
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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 Day use area where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into Cougar Reservoir.

General Notes:
  • Garbage
  • NO water

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