Perry South Campground

Rugged meets comfort

Scenic beauty on a popular lake

On the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook, this campground offers easy access to one of the area’s most popular lakes.

You can enjoy fishing and comfortable camping with the convenience of a boat ramp, docks and drinking water while surrounded by the beauty of rugged canyons and a diverse evergreen forest.

The campground features almost 60 campsites in two loops. Many sites can be reserved ahead of time, so plan to arrive early if you hope to land a first-come, first-served site on a hot central Oregon weekend.

Motorized boats are allowed on the reservoir, making it easy to cool off with water sports or spend the day fishing for bass, trout, kokanee salmon, whitefish, and the occasional sucker, minnow or dace. The surrounding hills offer glimpses of bald eagles, mule deer, coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit.

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

Directions to Perry South Campground

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Perry South campgrounds at a glance

Perry South Campground is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the third weekend in September.

Perry South Campground

Standard, Non-electric

Fee

$22

Sites

54

Boat launch

Yes

Hike-to sites

3

Barrier-free sites

Yes

Perry South Campground

Double Site, Non-electric

Fee

$44

Sites

Boat launch

Hike-to sites

Barrier-free sites

Make a reservation

Click on a campground below to make a reservation or call 877-444-6777. Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance on a rolling basis.

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

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

  • Stop the spread: Wear a mask around people outside of your own party and practice social distancing.

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