18 RV Parks near Culver, Oregon
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Clean park, not in Redmond however, closer to Culver. Quiet, just far enough off hwy 97. Our nice level site had a nice view of Mt Hood? Would stay again without hesitation. - Sjo
Jul 2016 - $42.00
The campground can be difficult to find; there are no signs on Hwy97, the major north-south highway. Grounds are clean, nicely maintained, sites level, hookups all work. Pleasant staff, offered unexpected perks such as evening ice cream social and pancake breakfast. - Roadgeezer
Jun 2016 - $31.00
I'm an avid bicycle rider and this park is great for that. I was able to ride a round trip of 12.5 miles without traffic. My wife loves to walk so the irrigation canal behind the park: 1 mile in either direction.
However, the RV Park has some major issues with power and water pressure. That being said I'll start with the power. Being summer you want your RV running the air with 2 dogs inside when sight seeing. The power started kicking out with my surge protector just about the 1st day. I noticed that the power would drop dangerously low like 103 volts AC. My surge protector has an under and over voltage protection. I mentioned to the front office that there is a problem with the power and if they knew about it. They did, and I asked what they planned to do to correct it. I was told it was an on going issue. They directed me to the owner. We had a discussion and he changed out my pedestal outlets. I noticed the possible problem and explained the issue. He listened, agreed and said he was looking into it and had plans to upgrade the pedestals to 50 amp. I then asked if he could try and repair my site since I was here for a month. He agreed to re-pull wire to my site before the 4th of July weekend. It was not done and my power kicked out all weekend long, sometimes 6 times in an hour. I then had to put my surge protector in bypass, making my surge protector useless, which now wouldn't protect all of my electronics. I then went into the office and they offered me a refund.
Well where are you going to go on the 4th, if you don't have a reservation. She came by later and apologized for being rude. We left today and nothing has been done a whole month dealing with adverse power, leaving us without the security of power staying on when we were gone. The water pressure during the day was 20 PSI when they were watering the grass. - evolau
The Cove Palisades State Park Culver, Oregon 97734 (map) | (541) 546-3412
Sites: 208 | Latest Rate: $28.00 | 15 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $28.00
The campground is in an oasis of tall trees and green grass on a flat area of otherwise high desert. It is high above Lake Billy Chinook. You can't see the lake from the campground. It's easy to walk to the campground entrance and go down Jordan Road a very short distance to see views of the lake and a small waterfall. If you get out of the trees on the western side of the campground you'll have great views of Three Fingered Jack and Mount Jefferson. There isn't much of a trail system which would have been nice. There is grand scenery all around you. The park has plenty of space between sites more than we've seen at other Oregon State Parks. There is a lot of open space at ground level so visual privacy screening is minimal. Sites 12, 41, and 47 are some we'd recommend. - Neil and JoAnn
Jun 2016 - $28.00
A nice state park, easy access for large RV's.
Really enjoyed our stay here, weekends were busy but during the week I think we were one of 8-10 rigs in this campground that probably had 70 or so sites, and 4 of those were occupied by the work campers. Very quiet during the week, we had a row of 15 empty sites to ourselves.
Good Verizon connectivity, AT&T was okay with a booster.
Beautiful views of the Cascade Range and the rivers in the area.
thankful for 50 AMP W/E hookup as we had a few days in the high 90's.
Had to do a bit tree trimming to be able to open our slides.
We've stayed at OR state parks before and find them to be much more big rig friendly than either WA or CA and much more affordable than their neighboring states. - DRFink
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Wanted to hookup with my brother here. ReserveAmerica showed only 2 spots available. When we got there, park was half empty, including site next to my bro. The site we had reserved was tagged 'available.' Garmin needed a physical address. We didn't know, but Cove Palisades is 2 campgrounds, both going by separate names: Crooked River (Loop E only), and Deschutes. Garmin took us past the one we wanted and 5 miles across a canyon. The Crooked River campground is high about the river/lake, not really walkable to the water. It is well watered lawn, dotted with trees and deer. Had the largest grassy pen (soccer sized) for pet area, which was a new experience for my dog. There has been a very recent burn (Aug 25) up to the park boundary. I'm a fan of the Oregon State Parks, but this was not one of my favorites. - writedesign
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is one of our favorite places to come. We've stayed in both A and C loop and had a terrific time! The staff is super friendly and the spaces are perfect for our size travel trailer. We do not have a boat but we rented at Cove Palisades Resort & Marina - Very affordable and perfect for getting out into deeper water for fishing. Everyone is super awesome and friendly showing how to use the boat features, goes over safety, provides life jackets, etc... The facilities are really clean and we love the little mini 'store' at the entrance gate. We've often forgot something - and they have had ice cream which is awesome on the hot summer days! - WereGoingCamping
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Beautiful park in the middle of the desert. The C loop has terraced RV spaces. The bathrooms were the cleanest I have ever seen at an Oregon State campground. (And they are all very good!)
The Deschutes campground has full hookups (some others do not), which was nice for a 3-day stay. If you're into fishing, a fish-cleaning house is available on site. Very nice campground, I'd visit again! - NotSoPro
Sep 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in Site C-12, a pull thru. If we come back this way we'd probably select a different site, one that has more space around it. C-12 is practically at a block wall. The picnic table and fire pit are elevated next to it. One disappointment was that we couldn't have a campfire or cook with charcoal due to a burn ban. But it was understandable because they had just had a fire the week before in their Crooked River Campground. The other disappointment was that it's eight miles in to get to the park. But then how else would you get down into the canyon?? - Glory
Apr 2017 - $15.00
Typical USFS campground. Paved sites, not level. - Pbeh
Aug 2016 - $8.00
East campground known as "Haystack" is very nice, but only one water spigot. Dump station in town of Culver. 2.5 miles away. Group campgrounds had no water but otherwise were adequately equipped and clean with exception of broken glass everywhere. - Doug Toye
Sep 2015 - $17.00
Very nice camp and camp hosts. Very clean, park was full. Good water, good electricity, good sewer hookups. Very good WiFi. Gravel, hot water in showers which are clean. Sites are close to Crooked River bluffs. About half residents seemed to be seasonal. - Jim Lee
Jul 2015 - $27.00
We stayed in our fifth-wheel for 4 days. We made a mistake with our reservations and they still accommodated us. Apparently lots of the customers come and stay for 3 or 4 months during the summer, but the park owners are on site at all times and so the sites are clean and the park is extremely quiet. Not a place that caters to children, as no play areas, but we prefer the quiet. Bathrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen at an RV park. Wi-Fi is fine for basic use and they tell you it is not designed to watch Netflix, etc. TV reception is great. Would definitely come again. - mrs-c
Apr 2015 - $16.00
We rate this park very highly because we like good Wifi, and quiet parks. The views in the area are great, there are 6 good HD TV channels OTA (Over The Air), and there is ample dog walking around the park perimeter (but stay back from the cliff edges). With no TV cable, one unisex bathroom/shower, gravel pads, and a hard to find manager, it might not be everyone's cup of tea.
We would gladly stay here again when visiting the area. - Snoet
Apr 2015 - $33.00
Yes majority were permanent residents. Their sites clean and well maintained. It is an older park but clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. We stayed 2 nights and would stay again. We have a 31 ft motorhome with 2 slideouts. Site was fairly level and full hook-ups good. - Foucek
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Very friendly staff and large pull-thru sites with full hookups. Office wasn't open when we first arrived, but instructions were clear and had no trouble finding an open site. Some permanent residents which was not a problem. Hookups worked well and were well placed. Will probably come again. - frmOregon
Jun 2013 - $35.00
This is a trailer park with no amenities. We knew when we saw all the permanent mail boxes we were not in an RV park regardless of the name. Older trailers - some have hand-built additions. We back up to a busy highway that is noisy. Tiny strip of grass between us and neighbor. No room for a lawn chair. Orange cones must be used to protect our car and front of coach. Not even room for our awning. The "perms" appear to have nicer lots and room for two cars/trucks. They are very protective of their "yards." The pet area is gravel overgrown with weeds. We didn't want to encounter a snake so didn't use it. They will know we made this evaluation as we seem to be the ONLY actual RV in the park. - Newbet
Mar 2017 - $35.00
This park has potential. Great views and is quiet. However the park roads are gravel and rather dusty; this is Central Oregon. NOT all spaces are equal in size or quality! Some spots have grass and cement blocks for the picnic table, while others have no grass or just artificial grass under the table. Also due to fire hazard you are not allowed to have fires. Some spots have a nice view of the terrain while others do not. Be very careful with kids and pets as there is a huge canyon not far from the park without any fence or warning signs (However you do have to stray away from the road and campsite for several hundred yards.) There is NO security at night or personnel on call. And the response time for EMS or Deputies would be quiet lengthy given the location; so keep this in mind if it is a concern for you. The staff was friendly; but with one office person and only one grounds person, seemed understaffed. No cable tv despite what the website states! They did offer in the past, but not currently. Also crappy Wi-Fi if they even had a working wi-fi. Fortunately we had LTE with ATT so just streamed videos. In short this park, like Crooked River Ranch itself, has great potential, but is sub-par when compared to most private parks. Fortunately this is reflected in the price as well as it is lower than most. However given there are no amenities, it may still feel too high for the summer months. - Oregon_Adventure
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This area is the high desert of central Oregon with snowcapped mountains in the distance. The campground is part of a resort community and amenities at the resort like golf and pool are available to campers. The campground is located on a cliff overlooking the Crooked River and has several open green areas. The sites are different sizes so ask to ride around first and look at available sites. - RVerMJ
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Older bathhouse/clean, and older office, wonderful greeting and welcome from hostess, with loads of additional information. The campground is a desert campground at the end of a long road into Crooked River Ranch. The campground is surrounded by a very good golf course. We found the campground to be a bit crowded with our back in right next to the next fellow. Crooked River Ranch is a very large desert community with 5+ acre lots so homes are few and far between and come in all styles, from large mini mansions and mobile homes to motor homes. No services to speak of on the Ranch so you should load up on groceries and fuel in Terrebonne. There is a small corner store about 1/2 mile from the campground but it is just like a gas station store. Large Walmart and Gas and other stores. Do not get this RV park mixed up with the more permanent RV park, River Rim RV park which is a passport America park and not as nice. The views are tremendous... - saturn7
Jan 2017 - $20.00
We found this park in a snow storm at night. It's a short distance from 97 but noise is no problem. Unfortunately the problem arose when we turned in and soon realized there was no way we could turn around due to the deep knee high snow. We pushed on into the RV park itself where maybe 10-12 fairly permanent RV's are. We couldn't stop so continued and thought we'd turned back onto the exit road but got stuck.
Luckily we could back up enough to connect to a power outlet and as it was a Saturday we had to stay put till Monday when the office opened before we could get help to get out.
After dealing with more snow and freezing rain over the next day I was able to connect with a man who kindly sent out a plow to dig us a path. Several tries and we were free. Thank you!
I'm sure it'd be a nice place during the summer but it would be nice if the they sent a plow through more often during snow events or also had an emergency number during weekends. - Grums
Dec 2014 - $16.00
Rate reflects 30-amp weekly rate. Nearly level, well-gravelled, wide lanes, fenced-in and relatively quiet. Each site has a pedestal grill and small Juniper tree. Largest pet area I've ever seen. Excellent for overnight or base camp. Six pull-through sites, all 50 amp with maybe a dozen more 50-amp back-ins. Scores of 30-amp back-in sites that are "end to end" meaning that if the other end is vacant, you have a pull-through, at least until someone wants the other end. - Old Mountain Man
Oct 2014 - $18.00
Price reflects the Good Sam discount and the 30 amp service. The sites were gravel and level. Each site had a raised hibachi and small trees. There were mostly pull-throughs and some back-ins. We had lots of room to move around our 43’ rig. This park is a good value for the price. We would come back again. - Lollyp
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This park caters to monthly & seasonal guests. Its a shame they occupy the prime spots in the park. Many sites are very tight, and grouped very close to each other.
A big rig was parked next to me, and was 10 ft over into my site.
They also had my picnic table.
Advertises free Wi-Fi...but only for 30 minutess, then you pay.
They must not have a leash rule, as dogs were running off leash 24/7.
They have golf carts that guests can use, which is a nice touch, but good luck, as every time I went to use it, it was gone.
I will not be returning. - Mystang
Sep 2013 - $40.00
Found this gem quite by accident, and we're so glad we did. Peaceful, clean, and well kept. Owners friendly and staff were welcoming. Cannot say enough about this park. Still an A +. - Kevin Schitoskey
Sep 2011 - $30.00
Bring your boat as there is a boat launching site and docking facilities. One of the more picturesque RV camps we have been to on this trip and we had the whole place to ourselves. Office people were very accommodating and let us go down to pick our own site. They also offer free golf carts to be used to travel up and down the park's steep roads. Most sites are shaded, with full hookups although not sure about 'big rigs' with some of the tight turns to get down to the lower level on the Simtustus lake/reservoir. Talked to a couple fisherman and they were catching trout and other fish pretty regularly. Upper level sites have great views of the water and mountains if you just want to relax in a lounge chair. Bathrooms/showers were modern and clean. They have a floating dock for swimming in the very clear water. No tenting allowed. We will be sure to include visiting this camp in our next trip to Oregon. - Drgnfli
Jun 2006 - $20.00
great - roslyn
Sep 2005 - $21.00
I am revising my previous review on this campground. We have stayed at this campgorund for years, never having any problems until our last visit. Reason~ The Hosts! They were rude, and lacked people skills. We had hooked up to a water stand pipe, as we have always done in the past. They told us we couldnt do that, *its not a full hook up site*. I tried to nicely explain, we had been using the park for years & no one complained, then I asked if this was a new rule. No he screamed, its always been that way. The rest of our stay was untolerable. We wont be returning until these hosts have left, as I understand they are still with the park. - Mystang
Sep 2004 - $21.00
This is a seasonal park only, open May-Oct. High desert terrain park is located in a canyon. Can get very warm in the summer months. Offers fishing, boating, swimming, horseshoe pits. Located about 4 miles off Hwy 26, approx 10 miles N of Madras. I hate telling anyone about this spot. We used to refer to it as a locals spot, but more and more people are discovering this little out of the way oasis. - Mystang