The Cove Palisades State Park

  General Advisory 09/25/19
The Cove Palisades State Park campground consists of four loops making two campgrounds. Currently, E-loop campground and the three deluxe cabins are reservable online and available for walk-ins. E-loop campground will be closed to all camping on November 23, 2019 till spring of 2020. The deluxe cabins will be closed starting December 2nd and re-open spring of 2020. (A, B & C loop) campground, group camp, and Lower Deschutes Day use area are closed for the 2019 season and will re-open spring of 2020.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Playground
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Wildlife
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Marina
  • Open Year Round
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp

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 or call toll-free 877-546-7171.

Campground info

Cabins (open March to October 31)

E Loop (open March to October 31)

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

A, B & C Loops (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.