Monty Campground

A remote getaway

Rustic camping on the peaceful Metolius River

Just upstream of Lake Billy Chinook, this campground along the lower Metolius River offers fishing and camping in a peaceful setting.

While Monty Campground can accommodate a small RV or trailer, it is best suited for tent camping. There is no electricity at the campground, and the access roads can be extremely rough so it’s best to take it slow and steady.

The dozen campsites each include a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. You must bring your own drinking water. Vault toilets are available.

Created by Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook is the highlight of the area. It fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes rivers, creating 72 miles of shoreline and supporting fish habitat for bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, suckers, minnows and dace. The surrounding rugged hills and evergreen forests offer homes for bald eagles, mule deer, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit and cougars.

The park is located in the Deschutes National Forest. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

Directions to Monty Campground

Monty campground at a glance

Monty Campground is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the second weekend in September.

All sites are first-come, first-served.

Campground

Monty Campground

Fee

$18

Sites

12

Boat launch

No

Hike-to sites

n/a

Barrier-free sites

Yes

For more information

Use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.

Thinking ahead

We’re committed to keeping our parks safe, clean, sustainable and welcoming – but we need your help.

Before you go

  • Make a plan: Check for road closures on your route and research your destination for the possibility of fire bans, reservoir-swimming restrictions or other conditions that may affect your visit.

  • …and a plan B: Make a backup plan in case of crowds. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, come back another day. (Tip: try visiting on weekdays or at off-peak times to beat the crowd!)

During your visit

  • Stop campfires from becoming wildfires! Keep campfires small, make sure your tent and anything that can burn is a safe distance from your fire, keep water nearby and never leave a fire unattended.

  • Keep it clear: Park only in designated areas. Do not double-park or block entrances.

  • Leave no trace: Help us protect these natural areas by staying on-trail, packing out your trash, and admiring wildlife from a distance.