Slide Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The mixed conifers at 16 site (14 single, 2 multiple) Slide Creek Campground provide a beautiful wooded setting for this unique camping destination along the east bank of the Cougar Reservoir just 50 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Both campground and the day use area guests have access to drinking water, vault toilets, a boat ramp, ample parking and a swimming beach. A separate parking lot is available for boat trailers. The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs and come equipped with campfire rings and picnic tables.

Enjoy boating and other water activities on the reservoir or a soak in nearby Terwilliger Hot Springs

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Updated 8/20/21: Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) is closed to thru traffic near mile post 52 on the north side due to continued safety hazards. Slide Creek Campground is accessible through Forest Service Road (FSR) 500 on the east side of Cougar Reservoir by entering from FSR 19 and turning left at the dam onto FSR 500. This will bring you out by Slide Creek Campground. FSR 500 is dirt and gravel, and very rough in spots. View FSR 19 closure order and maps. The campground is not accessible from the south on FSR 19 due to the Middle Fork Complex Fire closure order - see map.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via The remainder are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $18 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $33 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $8 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $8 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 4/16/21 - 9/6/21
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Blue River, OR
Water: Yes
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


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

Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, turning right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 8 miles to Forest Road 500.

Turn left on Forest Road 500 and continue north for 1.5 miles to Slide Creek Campground and Day Use Area.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, bath house, boat launch, ample parking, swimming pad, 800' walk to drinking water, garbage service

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1700 feet