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Lake Billy Chinook

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Lake Billy Chinook

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Lake Billy Chinook is in Warm Springs, Oregon.

Understand[edit]

Lake Billy Chinook contains 72 miles of shoreline, and has a surface area of 4000 acres. The reservoir is surrounded by public land. While staying at the lake people can fish, camp and participate in water activities of all sorts.

History[edit]

Lake Billy Chinook was created in 1964 at the same time the Round Butte Dam was created by Portland General Electric. The lake was named after Billy Chinook, a member of the Wasco tribe who acted as a guide for John C. Frémont in the region of the lake.

Landscape[edit]

Near the area is the Cove Palisades National Park. The park is surrounded with cliff lines. The area offers excellent hiking trails, and beautiful landscape.

Climate[edit]

The temperature around the area is hot in the summer, and fairly cold in the winter.

Fees/Permits[edit]

Day-use permits are required year round. Annual or two year passes can be purchased at The Cove Palisades State Park in the summer time.

Do[edit][add listing]

Fishing is a popular activity at Lake Billy Chinook. The lake is filled with Kokanee and Large Mouth Bass. Water sports are also a major attraction. This makes boating of all kinds, water-skiing, and swimming very attractive to people who visit.

  • Invert Sports, 888-205-7119. [1] If you enjoy Luxury vacation rentals and guided watercraft tours including; boats, jet skis, waverunners, houseboats, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, water trampolines, other water toys, water sport lessons, and private tours at Lake Billy Chinook.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is a local convenience store, and sporting good store near the park where people can shop for general goods. The small town of Culver, Oregon also has a small country store and is located only about ten minutes away.

Eat[edit][add listing]

At Lake Billy Chinook there is a restaurant, where people can purchases a wide variety of entrees.

Lodging[edit]

The park has log cabins for overnight stays.

Camping[edit]

The park has 272 total campsites, 87 full-hookup, and 94 tent sites. Many of these sites also have electric and water hookups. If you are planning on camping with a group, there are multi-tent group sites available as well.


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