Hard Rock Campground is a small, primitive group site along the South Fork of the McKenzie River in Oregon. Many hiking trails are available in the surrounding area and the river offers fishing opportunities.
The campground offers one tent-only group campsite that can accommodate up to 10 people. No water or electricity is available at Hard Rock. Campfire rings, picnic tables, portable toilets and trash collection are provided.
The McKenzie River Ranger District has asked us to inform you of some road work taking place on Aufderheide road (NF road 1900) during the months of April – June. This work will create a full closure of the road where access in either direction will not be possible. We’re advising guests to an alternate route to their destination, the easiest being from the south on road 19 out of Westfir. That said, we’re also asking guests to consider what this closure might mean for safety. With the shortest access route closed during the specified months, that means a drastically increased response time by emergency personnel should an accident occur. If an increased travel time to your destination and increased risk to safety are concerns, we’ll honor a full refund of your reservation up until 7 days before your reservation date. Last minute cancellations within 7 days of the reservation date will be treated normally.
Affected Campgrounds and Hotsprings
Cougar Crossing CG
French Pete CG
Hard Rock CG
Frissell Crossing CG
Twilliger Hot Springs
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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 campground sits just south of Cougar Reservoir, near where Balm Creek feeds into the South Fork, at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Hard Rock is set on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, where gorgeous, lush mountain landscapes abound.
Just east of Cougar Reservoir, the Castle Rock Trail leads through a dense Douglas-fir forest to the top of Castle Rock. Once on top, hikers enjoy impressive views of the McKenzie River Valley below.
The river offers good catch-and-release fishing for wild redside and cutthroat trout. Cougar Reservoir is open to motorized boating and offers a beautiful setting.
P.O. Box 8516 Coburg OR 97408
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564
From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19). Turn right on Aufderheide Drive and continue south about 3/4 mile. Veer right at the Y and continue 10 miles to the campground.