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.
Monty Campground is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the second weekend in September.
All sites are first-come, first-served.