Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Cougar Crossing Campground

Located on the confluence of the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the south end of Cougar Reservoir, Cougar Crossing is open year round and offers 11 sites that can accommodate either RV or tent camping. Vault toilets are provided. There is firewood for sale. The interior roads and spurs are gravel. There is no drinking water. It is the closest campground to Terwilliger Hot Springs.

Price
$13.66
Operator
National Forest
Access
Features
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Location
Cougar Crossing Campground 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 Road 19)*. Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir. Continue on Aufderheide Drive south 5 miles to find Cougar Crossing Campground where the South Fork of the McKenzie River pours into Cougar Reservoir. *Forest Service Rd 19 is not maintained for snow and ice in the winter
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Closest campground to Hot Springs

Small and secluded primative campground within minutes of Terwilliger Hot Springs. Hard to find because there is limited signage around the reservoir. Once you pass the hot springs, travel over the bridge and the campground will be located on the right side. Reservation only sites share one open field for tents only and privacy is extremely limited. Only pit toilets on premises and road through campground has not been well maintained. No cell phone service available. Location provides closest access to Terwilliger Hot Springs. Entry fee is required and clothing is optional, but do not miss these hot water pools in the middle of a green forest! You cannot access the hot springs at night and park rangers regularly patrol the area. Worth a one night stay for an early morning dip in the natural hot springs.