Monty is a small, first-come, first-served campground located on the lower Metolius River just above Lake Billy Chinook and offers fishing and a peaceful, rustic setting. The 12-site campground can accommodate very small RVs or vans, however it is best suited for tent camping as electric hookups are not available and the narrow access roads can be very rough.
RV and trailer campers are cautioned to take it extremely slow and steady. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and vault toilets are available. You must bring your own drinking water.
Monty Campground can accommodate small RV, trailer or tent-campers however it is best suited for tent camping as electric hookups are not available and the access roads can be very rough. RV and trailer campers are cautioned to take it slow and steady. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and vault toilets are available. You must bring your own drinking water.
Fire restrictions are in effect for Monty Campground. All open fires including campfires, wood stoves and charcoal briquette fires are prohibited. Portable cooking stoves or lanterns using liquified or bottled fuel are permitted.
Amenities: Electricity, hookups and water are not available at this site.
Driving: The route using Highway 97 and passing through Cove Palisades State Park has the most pavement and adequately maintained gravel roads. Alternate routes (from Highway 20) include rough, teeth-rattling, gravel Forest Service roads. That said, final miles of gravel past Perry South Campground and can be very rugged. Large RVs and trailers are not recommended and should take extreme caution or plan to camp elsewhere.
Generators: Generators are prohibited during quiet hours. Generators may not be run during quiet hours to power medical devices or other equipment.
OHVs: Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.
Vehicle Limits: Please check your site's driveway length—this may limit the number of vehicles at your site. All vehicles must fit within the site's designated parking space. Due to variations in vehicle sizes, the maximum number of vehicles allowed is not a guarantee that the maximum number will fit in the site.
Occupany: All Standard Sites have a maximum occupancy of 6 persons.
The campground is managed by Portland General Electric, under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service; more information can be found here.
Park Rules: To protect our parks and help make your stay an enjoyable experience for all, please observe the PGE Parks and Recreation Rules .
Boats: See the Oregon State Marine Board for boater regulations.
Lake Billy Chinook is the highlight of the area. Created by Round Butte Dam, it fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes Rivers. Within these three large arms are 72 miles of shoreline, supporting fish habitats for bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, suckers, minnows and dace. Rugged hills and a diverse coniferous forest surround the lake, providing homes for mammals such as mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit and cougars.
Visitors may want to explore the Tam-a-lau Trail, a scenic hike that starts on a peninsula at the confluence of the Crooked River and the Deschutes River in Cove Palisades State Park.
Under the designation of a Wild and Scenic River, nearby Metolius River is nestled in a forested valley west of Mt. Jefferson. It's clear, cold and constant waters support fly-fishing and whitewater boating.
Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits.
Fishing tops the list of recreational activities for visitors.
Water enthusiasts of all types will enjoy the opportunities available at nearby Perry South Campground. Motorized and non-motorized boats share the vicinity with swimmers and water skiers braving the cold, clear waters of Lake Billy Chinook.
A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see the Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.
33831 E FARADAY RD ESTACADA OR 97023
For campground inquiries, please call: 503-464-8515
From Sisters, OR: Travel 5.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 20.8 miles north on Forest Road 11, then 5.0 miles east on Forest Road 1170, and then 7.2 miles northwest on County Road 64.