The Cove Palisades State Park is 15 mi. s.w. off US 97. The park encompasses Round Butte Dam and its reservoir, Lake Billy Chinook. Three geologically remarkable canyons have been carved by the Deschutes, the Crooked and the Metolius rivers, which meet in the park. Approximately 10 miles of hiking trails traverse the area, and fishing opportunities abound.
There are many developed recreational facilities, including those for water skiing.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.