McKenzie Bridge is a peaceful and small campground in Blue River, Oregon within the Willamette National Forest that has 13 reservable campsites and seven first-come-first-served spots. Campsites can accommodate trailers up to 35 feet, and every spot is positioned along the McKenzie River. There's plenty of room between campsites, and the surrounding forest of Douglas fir and western red cedars provides campers with ample shade. Pets are welcome to join their owners at McKenzie Bridge, but they're required to always be on a leash, and these rules are strictly enforced by park rangers.
Campfires are currently prohibited at McKenzie Bridge Campground and every other recreational space in Willamette National Forest due to dry conditions, but campsites do have campfire rings. Campfire restrictions can change at any point, so call ahead to find out if you'll be able to use your campfire ring. Your campsite will have a picnic table, and there's drinking water on-site. There are no hookups available at campsites, but each spot can accommodate two vehicles, and an extra fee is charged for additional vehicles. The daily rate for this campground starts at $18.21.
Campers will enjoy a variety of activities on the McKenzie River, including boating, kayaking, and canoeing, and it's one of the best rivers in the state for whitewater rafting. There's a boat ramp on-site for campers to use, and anglers can fish on the river, but a catch-and-release policy is in effect. If you're looking for an easy hike you can do with your dog, the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is nearby, and it spans more than 26 miles. Along the path, you'll encounter breathtaking scenery at several points. Within just a few miles from the campground, you'll also find several restaurants to choose from as well as the Tokatee Golf Course if you'd like to hit the links.
During the summer, the McKenzie Bridge Campground gets a substantial amount of visitors, so make sure to book your spot in advance!