55885 Cascade Lakes Hwy, Deschutes National Forest, Bend OR 97413 – Driving Directions Below
Day Use NW Forest Pass
Extra Vehicle NA
All sites are First Come – First Serve
- Boat Ramp
- Fire Pits
- Picnic Tables
Why Camp Here
Big Cove Boat-In (formerly Cultus Cove) is a boat-in only campground on the west side of Cultus Lake. This is something new to the Deschutes. In the past this campground was cared for on a hit and miss status with no fees and no maintenance or care. Hoodoo has been asked to try to change this.
Good to Know
Campers will park their vehicles in the Cultus Lake parking lot. Be sure to park in the Cultus Campground lot or you will be charged at the Day Use area for a NW Forest Pass. Ask the host at Cultus if you have questions. They can pay the fees to the Cultus Lake host or put the fee into the iron ranger at Cultus Lake identifying it for Big Cove. The host will then give them a parking permit for the parking lot. Otherwise, a NW parking permit is needed for the boat ramp and parking area. Campers who already have an annual NW Pass still need to pay the camping fee but will not need an additional parking permit posted in the vehicle. Motor boats for water skiing are allowed on Cultus Lake
Be aware that in the early season mosquitoes have the run of the campground. The Hoodoo crew will go into clean in early July before the official opening. Before then you may encounter some trash due to the fact that Hoodoo does not maintain the site from October 1st and throughout the winter months.
An attendant from Cultus Lake will be visiting the campground each day. Campers need to pay in the iron ranger at Cultus Lake or to the host directly.
Google Maps: 55885 Cascade Lakes Hwy, Bend, OR – proceed to the entrance of the Cultus Lake campground, where you will be able to park and boat-in to Big Cove
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