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Big Cove Boat-In Campground

Campground in Deschutes National Forest


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Big Cove Boat-In Campground is 100% RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations can be made up to one day in advance of arrival date.

There is a composting toilet at this facility.

WHERE TO PARK: There is a parking area specifically designated for boat-in campground use located within Cultus Lake Campground. Visitors with reservations at one of the three boat-in campgrounds can launch their boats at the Cultus Lake Day Use boat ramp, but must park in the designated boat-in camping parking lot. A recreation pass is NOT required for this lot.

Allowed Activities
Tent Camping

Additional Information


  • Boating - Motorized
  • Boating - Non-Motorized
  • Campground Camping
  • Lake and Pond Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Single Campsite Rate: $15/night
  • Campers park in the Cultus Lake Campground boat launch parking lot within the campground for no additional fee
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.


Visit for current operating dates.


Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777).