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:||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.|
|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|
River and Stream Fishing
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