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Fires Allowed
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Drinking Water
About Cougar Reservoir Area

In the summer months, Cougar Reservoir is a popular place for boating, swimming and fishing. Cougar Reservoir is located outside of Blue River along Aufderheide Drive, part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds in the Cougar Recreation Area. There are three developed campgrounds near the reservoir, Cougar Crossing, Slide Creek, and Sunnyside. The popular Terwilliger Hot Springs is along Rider Creek just west of the reservoir. In late summer, early fall through spring, the water levels on Cougar Reservoir are frequently drawn down to the point where boat launches are no longer available. Reservoir and river level information is available from the US Army Corps of Engineers here. Watch for obstructions near the shoreline such as submerged stumps, logs and rocks. Small craft should stay out of open waters when it is windy since dangerous waves can build up suddenly.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
No Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
Contact
Location
Cougar Reservoir Area is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.0582 N
Longitude
-122.2199 W
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Directions
From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19). Continue south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.
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Deep in the Canyon

This camping area is deep in the canyon and the area is full of options for hiking, water sports, or just enjoying the beauty of nature.