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Cove Palisades State Park, OR

Photo: Cove Palisades State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jan 21 2015   Later Dates


For a refreshing change of pace try our cozy deluxe log cabins, which are open year round and located lakeside at The Cove Marina. Reservations can be made by calling Reservations Northwest (800) 452-5687.

A Day Use Pass ($5.00 per day) is required year round at The Cove Palisades. You can also purchase a 12 month pass, a 24 month pass or provide a current camping receipt.
Deschutes River Campground is open mid-May through mid-September.
Crooked River Campground open year round. During Discovery Season (October through April) the North section of the campground is available for camping, but there are water hookups available in sites 1-9, 52-73, 74, 76, 78, 80 and 82. The North restroom/shower building is open.

Public address systems are not allowed.

Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Interpretive Display
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Evening Programs
Alerts and Important Information
The Cove Palisades State Park features two overnight campgrounds separated by a distance of five miles.
The Crooked River Campground consists of E loop and Cabins. It is located on the top of the canyon and provides electric and water hook-ups only (a dump station is near the entrance).

Cabins are located lakeside at The Cove Marina and are open year round.
**October 12, 2014 through February 25, 2015** Cabins will be closed for utility upgrades.
Cabin and Gate access codes can be found in the Security Alerts section of your confirmation letter. You will need this information to enter Cabin area.
Deschutes Campground consists of A, B, and C loops and Group Camps. It is located 5 miles from the park entrance down in the canyon bottom and provides full hookup and tent sites.
Neither campground has lakefront campsites.
Please remember that there is a 6 person and 2 vehicle maximum per site.
1st vehicle is included in cost of site. Each additional vehicle will be charged $5.00 per night (changing to $7.00 per night May 1, 2014). Additional vehicle fees are collected at the park. Parking is limited.
All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash, under physical control at all times and never left unattended.

*Reservations for more than five nights/days that are later changed to fewer nights/days will be charged a fee equal to the nightly/daily site fee for each night/day canceled as well as the $8 transaction fee.

Please be aware that only the person whose name is on the reservation may access, change or cancel the reservation.

You can stay 14 consecutive nights in a single campground, and may return after spending at least three nights out of the park (it can be another state park campground; in fact, we recommend you DO select another state park campground). The maximum time allowed within any Oregon State Park is 14 nights within any 17 night period.

Customers who wish to secure more than one site within a park for a continuous date period in order to accommodate their reservation request (i.e. split reservation), should be aware that the $8.00 reservation fee would apply to each site reserved. Reservation fee adjustments will not be made after reservations have been confirmed using the internet reservation service. If you are viewing inventory and find you are unable to secure one site to accommodate your request please consider calling the call center at 1-800-452-5687 to make your reservation.

Discount programs which may be offered through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department cannot be processed when making an internet reservation. For additional information on discount programs call the OPRD Information Center at 1-800-551-6949 or visit us online at www.OregonStateParks.org.

Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, from 2 days to 9 months in advance. Campsite availability is based on call center hours, meaning sites become available when the call center opens.

Call center hours are: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Getting There:

The Cove Palisades State Park is located approximately 130 miles and 3 hours from the Willamette Valley.

From Portland:
Take Hwy 26 over Government Camp on Mt. Hood to Madras. Upon entering Madras, stay in the right lane. Turn right on 'D' St (third stoplight). Stay on main road and follow park signs for 14 miles.

From Salem:
Take Hwy 22 over Santiam Pass through the town of Sisters. On the east side of Sisters, take Hwy 126 to Redmond. At Redmond, turn left or north on Hwy 97. Go for approximately 17 miles to the Culver turn-off. Turn left and follow park signs for approximately 5 miles.

The Crooked River Campground (loop E) ) is the first road to the left after passing the park entrance sign. You can find Cabin reservation information at the Crooked River Campground booth. The Cabins are located lakeside at The Cove Marina. Deschutes Campground (loops A, B, C and Group Camp) is located 5 miles from the park entrance through the canyon, across the Crooked River Bridge.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Cove Palisades State Park

Phone Number:

Information: (541)546-3412