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Cougar Crossing Campground


Cougar Crossing Campground is located on Forest Road 19 about 10 miles south of the Hwy 126 junction.


Facilities

Cougar Crossing offers 11 sites that can accommodate either RV or tent camping. Vault toilets are provided. There is firewood for sale. The interior roads and spurs are gravel. There is no drinking water.

Nearby attractions

The campground and nearby Terwilliger Hot Springs have a colorful history and attract many visitors year round. There is plenty to explore at nearby trails and Three Sisters Wilderness.

Natural feaures

Nestled in among a mix of conifers, the campground rests beside the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the south end of Cougar Reservoir. It is the closest campground to Terwilliger Hot Springs.

Recreation

Hiking is popular as the Three Sisters Wilderness, French Pete Trail, Box Canyon Trail, Indian Ridge Lookout, and Cougar Recreation Area are nearby. Many folks also come to the area to bathe at Terwilliger Hot Springs (clothing optional). There is creek and river access, and opportunities for lake recreation. When the reservoir lake level is high, there is a primitive boat launch across from the campground available for use.


Driving directions to Cougar Crossing Campground

From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19)*. Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir (approximately 4.5 miles). Continue on Aufderheide Drive south 5 miles to find Cougar Crossing Campground where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into Cougar Reservoir. *Forest Service Rd 19 is not maintained for snow and ice in the winter

Location and contact info

South Fork Road, OR 97413

For campground inquires, please call:(541)603-8564

Cougar Crossing Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 1:00 PM
  • Location rating: Prime
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 30
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Prime
  • Hike in distance to site: 50
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Cougar Crossing Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Picnic table

    Grills/Fire ring


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