Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook

The Cove Palisades State Park is a state park in eastern Jefferson County,  near Culver and Madras  and is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.   Roads wind around Lake Billy Chinook which is a great alternative to Horseshoe Bend in Lake Powell.  Towering canyons serve as a backdrop to any shoot.
The park showcases winding roads for car commercials, long distance running and recreational activities.
Address: The Cove Palisades State Park, Culver, OR 97734
Special use permit required for filming from the State Park office.  Requires 21 days advance notice. 
Parking available in pull outs and larger areas.
Limited restroom facilities.
Images taken in May, 10am

Cove Palisades State Park


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Todd Lake

Todd Lake is a stunning, natural lake near the crest of the Cascade Range in central Oregon in the United States. The lake covers 45 acres. It is named in honor of John Y. Todd, an early settler in Central Oregon.
There is limited parking for production vehicles, with a narrow gravel road leading up to the trailhead.  The limited parking makes it challenging to film here and during the summer it’s a popular tourist destination.  Productions could park across the Cascade Lakes Highway and shuttle crew/cast in to the trailhead.  Then it’s an easy 5-10 minute walk to the Lake.
Area: 45 acres
Width: 787′
Length: 2,625′
Mean depth: 21′
Shore length: 1.181 mi
Catchment area: 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2)
There is parking about 10 minutes from the lake. 
Part of the Deschutes National Forest (permit required).

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