Cove Palisades State Park
Off US 97, 15 miles SW of Madras
Madras, OR 97741
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
A year-round 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. Not interested in camping? Rustic 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. The park is home to two popular special events: the Lake Billy Chinook Day in September (a clean-up and festival) and the annual Eagle Watch in February. Learn about the unusual and unique attributes of this premier recreational and natural resource area at water level! Kayak tours are led weekly during the summer, and on select weekends at other times of the year.