Fish, ski, play!

Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats

P.O. Box 1921
Redmond, OR 97756

For reservations call:

Local: 541-504-5951
Toll free: 1-866-546-2939


e-mail: info@lakebillychinook.com

Boarding Times
Monday-12 noon
Tuesday-12 noon
Wednesday-12 noon
Thursday-6 p.m.
Friday-6 p.m.
Saturday-6 p.m.
No trips start Sunday.

Central Oregon is filled with many exciting adventures for you and your family!


  • Lake Billy Chinook
    Since fishing season on most water bodies starts April 28, that doesn't mean there aren't any other opportunities out there before then. Lake Billy Chinook, also referred to as Round Butte, is open year round. The Metolius arm of the river opens March 1. March and April is when anglers go after large bull trout. The largest bull trout taken at the reservoir was more than 23 pounds, which is a State record.
    Area: 75 miles of shore line
    Facilities: Lake Billy Chinook has many campsites to choose from as well as boat ramps and restrooms for the visitors convenience. 

  • Prineville Reservoir
        High Desert Recreation in Central Oregon
    Located 15 miles south of Prineville, OR  rock hounds travel to the Central Oregon area from all over the country to collect the many fine rocks found here. A few of the popular rocks found here are agates with dendrites, green jasper, thunder eggs, and petrified wood. Water skiing is the most popular recreation at Prineville Reservoir
    Area: 3,030 acre reservoir
    Fishing: largemouth and small mouth bass, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, and crappie
    Season: Open Year Round
    Facilities: Prineville Reservoir State Park 22 full RV hookups, 25 tent sites Open Year Round 

  • Haystack Reservoir
    A small man made reservoir located just minutes from U.S. Highway 97 and Lake Billy Chinook Located on the Crooked River National Grassland, this reservoir affords views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson and contains both warm water and cold water species. Last year, ODFW stocked 6,000 catchable rainbows in the reservoir along with 41,500 Kokanee fingerlings and 2000 brown trout fingerlings.
    271 acres of land and 233 acres of water surface
    Fishing: largemouth bass, crappie, rainbow trout, Kokanee, brown trout, and brown bullhead, as well as bluegill
    Facilities: Basic tent campsites available Year Round

  • Wickiup Reservoir
        Located in the Cascade Mountains about 40 miles southwest of Bend. Fish Season runs from late April through October. Although fishing is good in the entire reservoir, the Deschutes arm is a popular area. Brown trout have been caught weighing 24-26 pounds at the end of April.
    Area: 11,200 acre reservoir
    Fishing: Kokanee, Coho salmon, rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, and trophy size brown trout, as well as largemouth bass

  • Ochoco Reservoir
       Created by Ochoco Dam, a hydraulic- fill structure on Ochoco Creek east of Prineville, Oregon, was constructed immediately after World War I as part of the Veterans Farm Settlement program.  Just east of Prineville, the reservoir is one of the most consistent fisheries for rainbow trout. Anglers have luck fishing from the bank along the entire shore. ODFW now stocks 100,000 rainbow fingerlings in the reservoir each year.  In early spring the best fishing will usually be at the upper end of the reservoir where trout will stage before going up the Ochoco and Mill creeks to spawn in May and June.  Rainbows from 24 to 26 inches have been reeled in.
    Area: 8 miles
    Fishing: rainbow trout and brown bullhead. Season Open Year Round
    Facilities: Ochoco State Park




Fishing Vacation Oregon:
Lake Billy Chinook
- Field & Stream
[click to cont.]

Thanks so much for your hospitality and patience. We had the time of our lives!
-Marcola Christian Church High School Youth Group

Click the MAP to download a printable map with directions.

Printable PDF Map

Click below to get a printable .pdf file of our brochure.

Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats
P.O. Box 1921, Redmond, OR 97756      Local: 541-504-5951   Toll free: 1-866-546-2939

   HOME   |   THE BOATS   |   THE LAKE   |   THE AREA   |   GETTING HERE   |   FAQ