Monty Campground is located on the lower Metolius River just above Lake Billy Chinook and offers fishing and a peaceful setting.
Fishing tops the list of recreational activities for visitors.
Water enthusiasts of all types will enjoy the opportunities available at nearby Perry South Campground. Motorized and non-motorized boats share the vicinity with swimmers and water skiers braving the cold, clear waters of Lake Billy Chinook.
Monty Campground can accommodate small RV, trailer or tent-campers however it is best suited for tent camping as electric hookups are not available and the access roads can be very rough. RV and trailer campers are cautioned to take it slow and steady. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and vault toilets are available. You must bring your own drinking water.
Lake Billy Chinook is the highlight of the area. Created by Round Butte Dam, it fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes Rivers. Within these three large arms are 72 miles of shoreline, supporting fish habitats for bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, suckers, minnows and dace. Rugged hills and a diverse coniferous forest surround the lake, providing homes for mammals such as mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit and cougars.
Visitors may want to explore the Tam-a-lau Trail, a scenic hike that starts on a peninsula at the confluence of the Crooked River and the Deschutes River in Cove Palisades State Park.
Under the designation of a Wild and Scenic River, nearby Metolius River is nestled in a forested valley west of Mt. Jefferson. It's clear, cold and constant waters support fly-fishing and whitewater boating.
Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits.
Charges & Cancellations
A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see the Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.
ADA Access: N
We loved our 2 night stay at Monty. We came for a view of the Perseid meteor shower and got lucky with clear skies. The stars were incredible! Monty is near the end of a ROUGH road, probably 30-45 min of 10-15 mph in our Highlander. We bought firewood at Perry South, about 4 miles before Monty on the same road. There is no water, but the toilet is clean. Both nights we stayed, there was only 1 other campsite occupied besides ours, and even if there had been others, we wouldn't have heard them over the roaring river next to our site (#8). Some of the sites are quite small, but the riverside sites are good sized. Not much to do in or immediately around the campsite, but we wandered and explored and relaxed and it was fun! Highly recommended if you are looking for quiet and solitude.
Lots of camp sites. Close to water. Trash and bathrooms!
This campground is much further down a bumpy gravel road than expected, but holy cow, so worth it. My boyfriend, his daughter and I took our first camping trip together at Monty and it was exactly the serenity we needed. Nothing but peace and quiet with the river running right next to us, and NOBODY else was camping there! There is no comparison when it comes to the kind of quiet we experienced being out there, and I’ve never seen the stars so bright. This bare-bones site was exactly what our hearts needed.