Area Status: Closed

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

Little Cove is one of the three boat-in only campgrounds on the north side of Cultus Lake. If you like to camp in a very rustic setting next to the water then this is the campground for you.

There is a composting toilet available at this site. Check out a map of this campground here.

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

Current Conditions: 2023 Season - The Forest Service conducts in-depth hazard tree inspections of developed recreation facilities on a regular interval. Little Cove Boat-In Campground will close on September 10, 2023, to provide time to conduct inspections and remove identified hazard trees. Closing this facility a few weeks early this fall will minimize impacts to opening dates in spring 2024.
Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates. This campground will be closing at noon on September 10, 2023, and the last night to reserve a campsite is September 9, 2023.
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).
  • Single Campsite Rate: $18/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $10.00
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.
Open Season: Tentative Opening: June 16, 2023 - September 10, 2023
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Bend / La Pine / Sunriver
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: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

General Information


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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized


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