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The Cove Palisades State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/09/20
The following areas are open for limited daytime use: Crooked River Day-use and boat launch; Upper Deschutes Day-use and boat launch; Tam-a-lu Trail; and the Viewpoints.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
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)

COVID-19 UPDATE: The following areas are open for limited daytime use: Crooked River Day-use and boat launch; Upper Deschutes Day-use and boat launch; Tam-a-lau Trail; and the Viewpoints at the park entrance.

Services will be limited, including restrooms and other facilities. All other day uses, boat launches, and campgrounds remain closed. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. 

 

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.