Cove Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Cove Creek Campsite (Image1)

With 63 sites and a 70 person group campground, Cove Creek Campground is the largest national forest Campground on Detroit Lake. Cove Creek Campground rests on the shores of Detroit Lake at an elevation of 1,600 feet. A mix of wooded and open sites are provided at the campground. Its location is near enough to the Detroit Reservoir to hear passing boats, but a little too far for unobstructed views of the lake. The reservoir covers 3,500 acres and is surrounded by groves of Douglas fir. The campground offers single and double-family campsites, as well as an accessible group site for up to 70 people. Accessible flush toilets, drinking water and coin-operated showers are available at Cove Creek.

In the day use area, there is about 1,000 ft. of shoreline. There is a dock for launching, loading and unloading only. There is no mooring allowed. Detroit Lake is a popular destination for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and catfish are found in the lake. A boat ramp and dock are located next to the campground. 

The Stahlman Point Trail is a quarter-mile from the campground entrance road. The trail meanders through younger Douglas fir forests and offers some memorable views of Detroit Lake. Additional hiking trails can be found across the lake, including those that lead to Dome Rock and Needle Rock.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Detroit Ranger District: Campground closed through May 9, 2019
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via recreation.gov. The remainder are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees
  • Single Campsites - $24 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $44 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $8 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $8 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/10/2019 - 9/14/2019
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: June-August
Restrictions:
  • 14 day limit
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time is 1:00 pm.
  • Campsite must be occupied every night paid.
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
See special regulations for the area, including dispersed camping restrictions.
Closest Towns:
  • Idanha, Oregon (5.3 miles)
  • Detroit, Oregon (6.3 miles)
Water: Yes, faucet
Restroom: Flush (4) showers (coin-operated) (2)
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342
503-854-3366

General Information

Directions:

From Detroit, Oregon, travel east on State Highway 22 for 2.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

From Idanha, Oregon, travel west on State Highway 22 for 0.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

Proceed on Blowout Road 3.6 miles to Cove Creek Campground on the right.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Coin-operated showers
  • Adjacent group area
  • Fire rings, grills, firewood sold on site
  • Boat launch with dock

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking:

Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Coin-operated showers
  • Adjacent group area
  • Fire rings, grills, firewood sold on site
  • Boat launch with dock

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking:

Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Coin-operated showers
  • Adjacent group area
  • Fire rings, grills, firewood sold on site
  • Boat launch with dock

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking:

Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Coin-operated showers
  • Adjacent group area
  • Fire rings, grills, firewood sold on site
  • Boat launch with dock

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking:

Parking is limited in most campsites. Please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Coin-operated showers
  • Adjacent group area
  • Fire rings, grills, firewood sold on site
  • Boat launch with dock

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking:

Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


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Amenities

Picnic tables All sites have at least one table
Drinking water Faucets
Toilets Flush toilets and showers
Boat ramp Fee charged for using the parking area
Tent camping All sites accommodate tents
Camping trailer Up to 30 feet in length
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.70854614563485

  Longitude : 
-122.1598943815692

  Elevation : 
1600 feet

 



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