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French Pete Campground


French Pete Campground sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Willamette National Forest. This popular escape from summer heat is heavily shaded by a thick canopy of conifers.
There are numerous opportunities for hiking and fishing in the area.


Facilities

Campsites are nicely shaded with access to both French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. This 16-unit campground has toilets, water from a hand pump, fire rings, and garbage service.

Nearby attractions

Mountain bike trails, hot springs, a boat ramp and lake accesss are within 10 miles of the campground.

Natural feaures

French Pete Campground sits at the confluence of the South Fork of the McKenzie River and French Pete Creek. The area is heavily wooded with Douglas fir trees and vine maple.

Recreation

The area offers excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, and scenic drives. Fishing in the McKenzie River is catch and release only for trout. The Three Sisters Wilderness Area as well as French Pete Creek and Box Canyon Trail Areas offer several miles of hiking. Additional hiking trailheads are a short drive away. Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs are nearby for a nice soak. Cougar Reservoir and Hidden Lake are also in the vicinity, offering additional recreation options.


Driving directions to French Pete Campground

From Blue River, Oregon, travel four miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 11 miles to French Pete Campground.

Location and contact info

South Fork Road, OR 97413

For campground inquires, please call:801-226-3564

French Pete Campground details

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

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at French Pete Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Picnic table


Activities at French Pete Campground

Hiking


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