Cougar Reservoir

  • Address:
    Aufderheide FS Road 19
    Blue River OR 97413

Cougar Reservoir (1,300 acres/526 ha) is near Blue River, south of Highway 126 on Aufderheide FS Road 19, part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Spend the day boating or swimming at one of the developed day use areas. Boat ramps at Cougar Crossing, Echo, Slide Creek and Sunnyside. Fish species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, hatchery rainbow trout and native cutthroat trout. Enjoy the hot springs, hikes, and camping throughout the Cougar Recreation Area. Seasonally watch for algae blooms which may be harmful to people and pets.

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