Hard Rock Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground closed through early May 2018. 9/27/2017: Due to wildfires, this area is CLOSED including a stretch of Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Road 19), McKenzie Highway 242, and a portion of the Three Sisters Wilderness...details
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
  • Group Campsite - $25 per group per night
  • Extra Vehicle (more than 2) - $7 per extra vehicle, per night
Open Season: early May - mid September
Usage: Heavy
  • Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground 
Closest Towns: Blue River, OR
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: None
Restroom: Portable Toliets
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


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.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, garbage service
  • NO water

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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Group Camping

One tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people

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