Slide Creek Campground is a unique camping destination just 50 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Located on the east bank of the Cougar Reservoir, it is known for handy access to boating and many water activities. It is also near Terwilliger Hot Springs, a pristine area with 5 soaking pools fed by the Rider Creek waterfall.
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 facility has 15 campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs and come equipped with campfire rings and picnic tables.
FS 19 Rd/Aufderhyde Road is temporarily closed at the dam due to emergency road work. This means it cannot be accessed from Hwy 126 from the north. Terwilliger Hot Springs and the campgrounds along FS 19 Rd can be accessed from 2 alternate roads.
If you have questions on these alternate routes, call 541-854-0718 for clarification.
If you prefer to cancel, call 801-226-3564 xt 15 or email Claudia@americanLL.com.
No Boat Launching at this Campground! The reservoir has been drawn down to the point that the boat launch is out of the water.
All fire restrictions on the Willamette National Forest will be rescinded on September 25, after widespread rainfall and cooling temperatures. Forest fires are still a threat so visitors are still asked to remain vigilant and avoid activities that could accidentally cause a wildfire.
Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
The Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles with varied landscapes of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes. Native wildlife includes Roosevelt elk, black bear, bald eagles, black tail deer and bobcats. Cougar Reservoir sits at 1,700 feet in elevation and is an estimated 1,280 acres. Some campsites have views of Cougar Reservoir and all sites are an easy walk to the swimming area.
Activities on the reservoir include water skiing, swimming, fishing and canoeing. Anglers might catch some quality rainbow trout. The campground is close to a large network of hiking trails in the Olallie Trail Area. Half of the trails are open to biking as well.
Blue River OR 97413
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564
From Blue River, travel 4 miles east on Hwy 126 to Aufderheide Drive (FS road 19). Proceed on Aufderheide Drive for 9.5 miles to FS road 1900-500 and continue for 1.5 miles to Slide Creek Campground.