The Cove Palisades State Park

  General Advisory 11/26/19
The Cove Palisades State Park campground consists of two campgrounds and three day use areas residing on Lake Billy Chinook. Currently, all campgrounds and cabins are closed till the spring of 2020. The Upper Deschutes day use area and Crooked River day use area are open all year round.
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

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.