Red Diamond Group Campground

Area Status: Open

Camping groups looking for a more rustic riverside experience will enjoy Red Diamond Campground. This small site is located adjacent to the South Fork of the McKenzie River and offers a quiet, primitive setting. The campground which accommodates up to 25 people and 10 vehicles provides plenty of shade for warm, summer days. The campground is laid out on one loop with picnic tables, campfire rings and ample parking. Portable toilets and trash collection are provided. No water is available, so be sure to bring your own supply.

Fishing, kayaking and swimming are three popular activities on the river. Picnicking is also a lot of fun at the campground.  Hiking trails can be found in the surrounding area and the Cougar Reservoir is just a short drive north. Nearby is the Box Canyon Trail Area with excellent opportunities for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Try Chucksney Mountain Trail, Grasshopper Mountain Trail and Roaring Ridge.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for 2023 season.
Operational Hours: 2023 Season: May 5 - September 4
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777 Reservations for 2023 season begin 5/5/23
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsite - $21 per night
  • Group Campsite (all sites, 25 people) - $50 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $9 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $9 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: May 5, 2023 - September 4, 2023
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: Vault toilets
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

General Information


19 miles southeast of Blue River.

From Blue River, OR,  travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).

Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 13 miles to Red Diamond Group Campsite. 

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, ample parking, garbage service
  • NO water

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Group Camping

Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 36 feet)

No. of Sites 3
No. of Accessible sites None

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Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault

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1900 feet