Known for its access to rafting and drift boat fishing on the McKenzie River, Delta campground, located along a portion of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway, is one of the largest and most scenic campgrounds on the McKenzie District. Access to the river, hiking and mountain biking trails are nearby. Reservations are available May through Mid-September, they can be made at least six months in advance, but must be made at least 4 days prior to your intended arrival date.
Cougar Reservoir and Terwilliger Hot Springs make this campground a great spot for camping and exploring the area. Visitors can also enjoy a short botanical walk on the Delta Old Growth Nature Trail. A Day Use area and amphitheater are also available at the campground.
There is a non-motorized boat launch within one mile. Within ten miles there is a motorized boat launch and access to flat water. Hiking and biking trails and Terwilliger Hot Springs are also within ten miles.
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We try to camp here once a year. The camping sites are large enough that you don't feel you're crammed in on top of your neighbors. The camp has quiet hours, but -- despite the fact that the campground was full for Father's Day -- we never heard our neighbors. The toilets are pit toilets, but they're kept clean. The site is along the river, so expect light mosquitoes. Things to do include hiking, biking, fishing and relaxing. Highlights not to be missed: Hike the McKenzie River Trail to the Blue Pool, eat dinner at Takoda Restaurant, visit one of the many hot springs in the area. The waster in the campground is a little "rusty." It's good for cooking and washing, but bring bottles for drinking.
This campground was just what I needed. I was out fly fishing and just needed a place to setup a base camp for. It was pretty centrally located for where I wanted to fish.
The sites were private enough to enjoy your time without anyone else bothering you. They were also very clean and well kept.