Cove Kayak Tours

Description: The 800-foot basalt cliffs rimming the Deschutes River arm of Lake Billy Chinook create a stunning backdrop for our guided kayak tour. Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about local geology, area history and the plants and animals of the High Desert. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in.   Kayak, paddle and PFD provided. You may use your own personal flotation device if you prefer, as long as it’s a Coast Guard approved type 3 or type 2 personal flotation device, in good condition. Minimum age:  Children 6 – 11 may ride with an adult in a tandem kayak, 12 - 17 may ride in a single – all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Location:  Upper Deschutes Day-Use at the boat launch

How to Dress: Layered clothing is suggested.  Several thin garments will keep you just as warm as a single thicker one, and are much more versatile. Avoid thick cotton, denim, heavy boots and clothing that restricts your movement.  Expect to get at least a little wet.  It is smart to bring extra clothing, shoes and a towel. COVID masks are not required.

Need to cancel?: You may cancel your event registration online BEFORE 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the event and be issued a full refund. Except for emergencies, refunds will not be issued for registrations canceled AFTER 12 p.m. the day before the event or for no-shows. If the park cancels an event, we will send you an email and issue a full refund.