PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is critical to us. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our recreation partners as we operate our park and recreation facilities.
Masks, face shields or other face coverings are currently required statewide in Oregon for indoor public spaces—this includes park stores, visitor centers and multi-stall restrooms. Effective July 15, face coverings are also required in Oregon’s outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are operating showers on a limited basis and reservable large-group areas with restrictions. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting facilities, posted signage to promoting safety measures and requirements, and cancelled all events and in-person educational programs.
The company is working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC and OHA safety guidelines.
Scenic beauty on a popular lake
On the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook, this campground offers easy access to one of the area’s most popular lakes.
You can enjoy fishing and comfortable camping with the convenience of a boat ramp, docks and drinking water while surrounded by the beauty of rugged canyons and a diverse evergreen forest.
The campground features more than 60 campsites in two loops. Many sites can be reserved ahead of time, so plan to arrive early if you hope to land a first-come, first-served site on a hot central Oregon weekend.
Motorized boats are allowed on the reservoir, making it easy to cool off with water sports or spend the day fishing for bass, trout, kokanee salmon, whitefish, and the occasional sucker, minnow or dace. The surrounding hills offer glimpses of bald eagles, mule deer, coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit.
The park is located in the Deschutes National Forest. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Perry South Campground details
Perry South Campground is open from May 22 to Sept. 12, 2020.
For reservations, call 877-444-6777 or make a reservation online.
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; follow signs for Perry South.
For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.