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Cove Palisades State Park

27 Reviews

About This Campground

Driving through central Oregon, between Bend and Mount Hood, you would never guess there’s a gaping river canyon just a few miles west of the highway. Here, the Deschutes, Crooked, and Metolius rivers converge in a deep, sheer-walled gorge of volcanic basalt, where the Round Butte Dam impounds the…


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite


27 Reviews of Cove Palisades State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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Marley W.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

The Best Campground

Cove Palisades is hands down the best campground I’ve been to, I’ve been going every summer for 20 years. There are sites for everyone’s style. A loop has full hookup sites, with running water, sewage, and electricity. There are toilets and showers for all of the loops and a cute little store for…

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2021

Extremely Nice Campground

Very well kept campground with full hookups. Good hiking as well as good fishing.

CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2021

Very peaceful campground with great hiking and recreation

Cove Palisades State Park is one of my favorite Central Oregon destinations.  Lake Billy Chinook is simply stunning, and there is a great hike, the Tam-A-Lau trail, that goes right from the campsite.

  • Bald Eagle flying in front of Mt. Hood from Lake Billy Chinook, Copyrighted by Christian Murillo Photography
  • Mount Jefferson rising above Lake Billy Chinook, Copyrighted by Christian Murillo Photography
  • The mesas above Lake Billy Chinook, Copyrighted by Christian Murillo Photography


Cove Palisades State Park is located in Oregon


44.54600023 N
121.25700067 W

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