Cove Kayak Tours
Celebrate spring, join Park Interpretive Staff on beautiful Lake Billy Chinook for an easy 1 1/2 hour guided tour along the Deschutes River. Enjoy a brand new fleet of sit on top kayaks. You will see breath taking geology, hear tales of local history, enjoy wildflowers and look for wildlife – you may even spot a bald eagle soaring overhead!
- Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Upper Deschutes Day-use Boat launch
- Thursdays and Saturdays, May 5, 7, 12, 14 – Upper Deschutes Day-use Boat launch
- Thursdays and Saturdays, May 19, 21, 26, 28 – Lower Deschutes Day-use Boat launch
All Tours are scheduled from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages: Paddlers must be at least 8 years old; anyone under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $15 per person, single and tandem kayaks available. All gear is provided – LIFE JACKETS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, BY ALL AGES. To register, call 541-546-3412, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Walk-ins the day of may be available if space allows.
What to bring: Paddlers should be prepared for unexpected Central Oregon weather. We suggest that paddlers dress in layers and wear shoes that can get wet. We do not anticipate that you will leave the boat but you may get wet. The water in Lake Billy Chinook can be very cold so it is strongly suggested that you bring a towel and a change of clothing just in case. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and cameras are optional.
Cancellation Notice: In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen emergency trips will be cancelled by 7 am the morning of the tour. Notices will be posted at the campground booths, the boat launch and efforts made to contact registered participants.