Sunnyside Campground is located along the southeast side of Cougar Reservoir at 1,700 feet in elevation. A large grove of conifers provides shade to these campsites. Motorhomes and trailers not recommended due to the steep entrance into the campground.
The campground offers vault toilets and garbage collection. Individual campsites include a fire ring and picnic table. Easy access to the lake is possible from this scenic location. There is no water available, campers will need to bring enough for the duration of their stay.
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.
Situated near the South fork of the McKenzie River on the Willamette National Forest, Cougar Reservoir is part of the Cougar Recreation Area. Wildflower and wildlife viewing are abundant.
Hiking in the area is outstanding in nearby Three Sisters Wilderness, along Rebel Creek. Hikers will enjoy exploring other trails including the French Pete Trail, Box Canyon Trail, Indian Ridge Lookout, and several day hikes within the Cougar Recreation Area. After a fun day on the lake, relax and enjoy Terwilliger Hot Springs, a day use area along Rider Creek.
57600 McKenzie Highway 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). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 9.5 miles; turn left on FS road 1900-500 for .25 miles.