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Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates


Cove Creek Campground rests on the shores of Detroit Lake at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Campsites are surrounded by towering trees, which create a secluded atmosphere. Visitors enjoy exploring the area and discovering osprey hovering above or nesting in many trees.

The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range.

Natural Features:

A mix of wooded and open sites are provided at the campground. Its location is near enough to the Detroit Reservoir to hear passing boats, but a little too far for unobstructed views of the lake. The reservoir covers 3,500 acres and is surrounded by groves of Douglas fir.


Detroit Lake is a popular destination for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and catfish are found in the lake. A boat ramp and dock are located next to the campground.

The Stahlman Point Trail is a quarter-mile from the campground entrance road. The trail meanders through younger Douglas fir forests and offers some memorable views of Detroit Lake.


The campground offers single and double-family campsites, as well as an accessible group site for up to 70 people. Accessible flush toilets, drinking water and coin-operated showers are available at Cove Creek.

The group campground comes with a sheltered eating area.

Nearby Attractions:

Additional hiking trails can be found across the lake, including those that lead to Dome Rock and Needle Rock.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Coin Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • No hookups available
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit 1 vehicle per site; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Please check in with campground host upon arrival
  • Click here for more information on the Willamette National Forest
  • Campfires are only permitted in designated fire rings.

    • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.71202, -122.15861
44°42'43"N, 122°9'31"W

From Detroit, Oregon, go 2 miles east on Highway 22 to Blowout Road #10. Turn right and drive 2.5 miles west on Blowout Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Mill City OR 97360

Phone Number:

Information: (801)226-3564