From Sisters, OR: Travel 5.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 20.8 miles north on Forest Road 11, then 5.0 miles east on Forest Road 1170, and then 7.2 miles northwest on County Road 64.
CAMPING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING
Monty Campground is located on the lower Metolius River just above Lake Billy Chinook and offers fishing and a peaceful setting.
Fishing tops the list of recreational activities for visitors.
Water enthusiasts of all types will enjoy the opportunities available at nearby Perry South Campground. Motorized and non-motorized boats share the vicinity with swimmers and water skiers braving the cold, clear waters of Lake Billy Chinook.
Monty Campground can accommodate small RV, trailer or tent-campers however it is best suited for tent camping as electric hookups are not available and the access roads can be very rough. RV and trailer campers are cautioned to take it slow and steady. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and vault toilets are available. You must bring your own drinking water.
Lake Billy Chinook is the highlight of the area. Created by Round Butte Dam, it fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes Rivers. Within these three large arms are 72 miles of shoreline, supporting fish habitats for bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, suckers, minnows and dace. Rugged hills and a diverse coniferous forest surround the lake, providing homes for mammals such as mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit and cougars.
Visitors may want to explore the Tam-a-lau Trail, a scenic hike that starts on a peninsula at the confluence of the Crooked River and the Deschutes River in Cove Palisades State Park.
Under the designation of a Wild and Scenic River, nearby Metolius River is nestled in a forested valley west of Mt. Jefferson. It’s clear, cold and constant waters support fly-fishing and whitewater boating.
Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits.
Charges & Cancellations
A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see the Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.
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