In addition to the accommodations listed here, you'll find three modern log cabins for rent on the shore of Lake Billy Chinook at The Cove Palisades State Park. These cabins rent for $70 per night for up to five people ($48 Oct-Apr) and are right beside the water. For reservations, contact ReserveAmerica (tel. 800/452-5687; Houseboats are also available for rent at Lake Billy Chinook. Contact Cove Palisades Marina (tel. 541/546-3521; for houseboats from $2,695 to $7,395 per week in summer (lower rates in spring and fall), or Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats, P.O. Box 1921, Redmond, OR 97756 (tel. 866/546-2939 or 541/504-5951;, for rates from $1,975 to $2,725 per week.

Campgrounds -- Downriver from Sherar's Falls, there are many undeveloped campsites along the Deschutes River. At Lake Billy Chinook, west of U.S. 97 between Madras and Redmond, are several campgrounds. The most developed are the two at The Cove Palisades State Park. Reservations can be made through ReserveAmerica (tel. 800/452-5687; Farther west, up the Metolius arm of the reservoir on Forest Service Road 64, you'll find the Forest Service's primitive Perry South Campground. A little bit farther west is the Monty Campground, which is the lowermost campground on the Metolius River's free-flowing waters.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.