Located in the east of Oregon's Jefferson County, The Cove Palisades State Park is one of Oregon's most spectacular and most popular state parks. Whether you love camping, watersports, hiking, or just relaxing in the great outdoors, you'll find ample opportunities to enjoy all of these pastimes in this beautiful natural preserve. Happily, your dog is more than welcome to join you for your visit.
Covering more than 4,400 acres, the park is nestled among towering cliffs that surround the pristine waters of Lake Billy Chinook. And because it's located in Oregon's high desert region, it offers warm and sunny weather in the summer and generally mild conditions in the winter.
A family-friendly location, The Cove Palisades State Park features several opportunities for water-based recreation. Whether you love swimming, fishing, or boating, you're well catered for here. There are also kayak tours available, but you'll need to reserve your spot in advance.
If you want to stretch your legs and explore on foot, the park is also home to around 10 miles of hiking trails. Allowing you to immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surrounds and maybe even catch a glimpse of an enormous variety of wildlife, these trails are definitely worth taking the time to investigate.
The Cove Palisades State Park features three deluxe cabins (one of which is pet-friendly) and two campgrounds:
If camping with your pet, make sure to keep your dog leashed and under control at all times. You'll also need to ensure that they're well behaved during quiet hours and that you properly dispose of their waste.
If you can do all of that, there's nothing to stop you from enjoying a paw-some, pet-friendly camping getaway in this much-loved state park.