The lake's name honors Billy Chinook, a Wasco Indian who joined the John C. Fremont expedition in 1843. Lake Billy Chinook, created by Round Butte Dam, fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius, and Deschutes Rivers. Stretched between these three large arms are 72 miles of shoreline surrounding 3,916 acres. The lake shelters largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow, brown, and bull trout, kokanee salmon, whitefish, and a handful of suckers, minnows, and dace.

 
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Address:
Drive north from Bend on US Hwy. 97 through Redmond and Terrebonne. Left toward Culver; follow the Cove State Park signs to lake.
Washington


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Telephone Number: 541-383-5300
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