Cove Palisades Loop

Culver, Oregon

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A thirty-one-mile scenic drive through an agricultural plain to spectacular high desert canyons surrounding an artificial lake fed by three rivers. Several Cascade Peaks dominate the horizon as the drive extends west through flat farmland. Lake Billy Chinook and its canyons are hidden until you reach the gorge edge, where the route follows the eastern rim to spectacular viewpoints and into the park and canyons. The drive concludes by traveling southwest though commercial field crops. Special attractions: Round Butte Observatory, Lake Billy Chinook, Cove Palisades State Park, views of ten Cascade mountain peaks, fishing, camping, and water recreation. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Cove Palisades Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A thirty-one-mile scenic drive through an agricultural plain to spectacular high desert canyons surrounding an artificial lake fed by three rivers. Several Cascade Peaks dominate the horizon as the drive extends west through flat farmland. Lake Billy Chinook and its canyons are hidden until you reach the gorge edge, where the route follows the eastern rim to spectacular viewpoints and into the park and canyons.

The drive concludes by traveling southwest though commercial field crops. Special attractions: Round Butte Observatory, Lake Billy Chinook, Cove Palisades State Park, views of ten Cascade mountain peaks, fishing, camping, and water recreation. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Culver
Distance: 31
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Central Oregon Visitors Association
Driving Directions: Directions to Cove Palisades Loop

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May 2018