Fall is Just Around the Corner
Fall at The Cove is a beautiful time of year. Temperatures are comfortable, the park is uncrowded and trees in the Crooked River Campground are turning golden and scarlet. Mule deer bucks are coming out for rutting season, the turkey vultures are still playing in the thermals and bunnies abound.
If you are a non-motorized boater now is the time to get out on the lake for awe-inspiring views, quiet waters and gentle breezes. Fisherman, come throw a line in and relax! Hiking the Tam A Lau Trail in the fall awards you an energizing and invigorating experience.
The full harvest moon is extra big as it’s a super moon this month but once it disappears the milky way is glittering across the park. Saturn and Mars are shining bright. With luck, you may even catch a glimpse of one of the three western screech owls that were born in the Deschutes Campground this year.
The Marina still has fishing boats and non-motorized boats for rent thought the end of September. For more information http://covepalisadesresort.com/
The Deschutes Campground – B Loop closes September 15, A & C Loops close September 30th. The Crooked River Campground – portions of E Loop are open year round; however there are no operational full hook ups in the winter.
The log cabins at The Cove will be closed October 12 – February 28 for utility upgrades and cabin repairs.
Campers don’t forget that the Discovery Season for all Oregon State Parks starts October 1st – April 30th. Get reduced rates on campsites, full & partial hook up sites yurts and cabins. For more information or to reserve your site http://www.oregonstateparks.org