The Cove Palisades State Park

  General Advisory 09/06/19
Firewood is available for purchase at Cove Marina & Resort or at the Cove Corner Store between 9am and 5pm. You are also allowed to bring in your own firewood. Cove Palisades, which resides on Lake Billy Chinook, has a blue green algae general advisory in effect. Swimming and boating are permitted. Oregon Health Authority has more information at the following website: https://www.oregon.gov/oha
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Marina
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)

Kayak tours available. Reserve your spot.

The Cove Palisades State Park is a recreational destination for the entire family. Located in our high desert region, the weather is sunny and warm in the summer months and chilly but generally mild in the winter. The park is situated among towering cliffs that surround beautiful Lake Billy Chinook.

The park features myriad water recreational opportunities, a full-service campground, store, restaurant, marina and rental services. Deluxe lakeshore log cabins are available. Nature lovers will find nearly 10 miles of hiking trails that give access to areas rich in wildlife and splendid scenery.

Learn about the unusual and unique attributes of this premier recreational and natural resource area ... at water level!  Lake Billy Chinook is home to The Cove Palisades Resort and Marina, Central Oregon’s mecca house boating, water skiing, fishing, and other rentals. Visit http://www.covepalisadesresort.com/ or call toll-free 877-546-7171.

Campground info

Crooked River Campground (open mid-February to mid-December)

  • 88 electrical sites with water
  • RV dump station
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Fenced, off-leash pet exercise area

Deschutes Campground (open mid-May to mid-September)

  • 85 full-hookup sites (13 pull-through)
  • 91 tent sites with water nearby
  • Three group tent camping areas
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • Camp store
  • 21 reservable boat moorages
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Fenced, off-leash pet exercise area

         Universal Access
         Six sites are accessible to campers with disabilities.

Each campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle and a tow vehicle. Campers may have a total of two vehicles per site; extra vehicle is $7 per night. Additional vehicles may not be allowed in the park overnight.