Big Cove Boat-In Campground

Area Status: Closed
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Big Cove Campsite

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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777).
Area Amenities: Toilets
  • 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.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Composting Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 46.0 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then west on Forest Road 4635 for 2 miles, then boat over to the north shore of lake.

Hikers interested in this campground can access it from the Winopee Trail.

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Toilets There is a composting toilet on site.
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