Frissell Crossing Campground
Relax after a full day of hiking or biking to the sound of the river at this beautiful and quiet 12 site campground on the South Fork of the McKenzie River. Douglas fir, rhododendron, and vine maple surround this serene retreat. The facility has vaulted toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, garbage collection, and hand-pumped drinking water.
Opportunities abound in this beautiful forest setting for hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and nature viewing. The Three Sisters Wilderness, Box Canyon Trail, Mink Lake Basin Trail, Box Canyon Horse Camp, Terwilliger Hot Springs, and Cougar Reservoir are of the many assets to this area.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||5/13/22: Access to recreation sites on Forest Road 19 (Aufderheide) will be closed from Highway 126 to the Cougar Reservoir Dam in April and May. After the snow melts, recreation sites will be accessible from the south side of Forest Road 19 through Westfir. If you have campground reservations this spring, contact the McKenzie River Ranger District 1-2 weeks ahead of your reservation date for any updates. View closure order and map.|
|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:||5/6/22 - 9/5/22|
|Closest Towns:||Blue River, OR|
|Water:||Yes, hand pumps|
|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 Service Road 19).
Continue on south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right atthe Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.
Continue south on Aufderheide Drive 20 miles to Frissell Crossing Campground.
- Fire rings, refuse receptacles
- Three Sisters Wilderness
- Box Canyon Trail Area
- Mink Lake Basin Trail Area (area is unavailable)
- Box Canyon Horse Camp
- Hard Rock Group Campground
- Roaring River Campground
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
- Limited parking
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer lenght 36 feet)
|No. of Sites||12 sites, 5 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|