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About Sunnyside Campground

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.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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.

Natural Features

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.

ADA Access: N

Sites
13
Price
$13.66
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Firewood Available
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Sunnyside Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.0597 N
Longitude
-122.2197 W
Get Directions
Directions
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.
1 Review of Sunnyside Campground
First to Review
Secluded riverside hideaway

This campground in the Willamette National Forest is like a fairy wonderland, especially if  you snag one of the secluded spots toward the cul-de-sac at the end. The river is nearby; some campsites are even closer. It's pretty rocky, but nice to put your feet in after a long hot hike. The bathroom is well kept and firewood is available from the camp host at one of the other campsites he oversees in the area. It's a short drive to multiple beautiful trailheads, including some that take you into the Three Sister Wilderness. It's also a short drive over to Cougar Hot Springs. ($7 a day)