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McKenzie River Camping & Lodging
McKenzie River Campgrounds
Nestled on the banks of the McKenzie River and Olallie Creek, Olallie Campground provides 16 sites with a superb setting for a getaway into nature. The lower loop offers mesmerizing views of both the river and the creek while the upper loop is set further in the trees with many sites facing the creek. No electric hookups are available at the campground. Picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water are among the amenities available. A camp host is on-site, and firewood is available for purchase.
McKenzie Bridge Campground
This 13-site campground rests in the shade of a towering grove of Douglas-fir and western red cedar along the banks of the McKenzie River and provides an ideal atmosphere for relaxation, fishing, and bird watching. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the McKenzie River as you watch boaters and rafters float by. Campsites are nicely spaced and all have riverfront access. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Parking areas are gravel surfaced.
French Pete Campground
French Pete Campground is located at the confluence of French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground is heavily wooded with Douglas fir and Vine Maple. The shade from the canopy provides an escape from the summer heat. the 17 campsites are nicely shaded with access to both French Pete Creek and the South Fork of the McKenzie River. The campground has toilets, water from a hand pump, fire rings, garbage service, and waste water disposal sites.
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.
Lookout Campground is on the Blue River Reservoir. The campground includes picnic sites, a boat launch, floating dock, and a day use/overflow parking area. It is located on a beautiful open meadow with plenty of sunshine. There are no designated sites (except 4 picnic sites) but the area can accommodate about 20 single camp sites. Some sites have tables and fire rings while others do not and are more primitive. Drinking water, vault toilets, and firewood for sale are provided. There is a host onsite. While the day use parking and boat launch area is paved, the campground side is gravel.
Just past McKenzie Bridge you’ll find a camper’s paradise right on the banks of the McKenzie River. Listen to the whitewater of the river flow by as you fall asleep under towering groves of Douglas fir. There are 61 tent and RV sites, some of them on the river and others in the lush forest. An amphitheater, boat ramp, campfire rings, picnic tables, flush toilets and drinking water are all available, but no hookups. Paradise Campground is open early May to mid-October.