A remote getaway
Face coverings are currently required statewide and at our recreation sites for indoor public spaces at all times.
They are required for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the OHA.
For recommendations on how to protect yourself while at parks, visit the CDC.
Area wildfires affected our parks along the Clackamas River and in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Here is the status of our parks:
- Limited access: Timothy Lake’s trails are open; however, the road along the south shore remains closed by Forest Service orders. The lake and trails are accessible by foot, bicycle and horse from nearby trailheads.
- Closed indefinitely: Timber Park, Faraday Road, Promontory Park (effective 11/1), Clackamas River Access Sites and Lake Harriet
Rustic camping on the peaceful Metolius River
Just upstream of Lake Billy Chinook, this campground along the lower Metolius River offers fishing and camping in a peaceful setting.
While Monty Campground can accommodate a small RV or trailer, it is best suited for tent camping. There is no electricity at the campground, and the access roads can be extremely rough so it’s best to take it slow and steady.
The dozen campsites each include a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. You must bring your own drinking water. Vault toilets are available.Created by Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook is the highlight of the area. It fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes rivers, creating 72 miles of shoreline and supporting fish habitat for bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, suckers, minnows and dace. The surrounding rugged hills and evergreen forests offer homes for bald eagles, mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit and cougars.
The park is located in the Deschutes National Forest. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Monty Campground details
Monty Campground is open from May 2 to Sept. 12, 2020.
For reservations, call 877-444-6777 or make a reservation online.
Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance.
From Cove Palisades State Park, head east on SW Jordan Rd to Grandview. Turn left on SW Graham Rd. This will become Montgomery Rd/County Rd 64; pass Perry South Campground and follow signs for Monty.
For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.