PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is very important to us. To ensure their safety, we have temporarily closed the 14 parks and recreation areas we operate.
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities and our recreation partners when responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Get the latest updates on PGE’s Parks and Recreation COVID-19 response activities.
Beyond Cove Palisades State Park and over miles of winding back roads, more than 30 pillars stand guard over the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook. If you’re in the area, this short, barrier-free hike to see Oregon’s “hoodoos”—towering rock formations that are more than 20,000 years old—is well worth the time.
Balancing Rocks is located in the Deschutes National Forest. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Balancing Rocks Overlook details
Balancing Rocks is open year-round for day use only. Please check weather and road conditions.
Be sure to also take a look at our Parks & Recreation Rules.
From Cove Palisades State Park, head east on SW Jordan Rd to Grandview. Turn left on SW Graham Rd. This will become Montgomery Rd/County Rd 64; look for a small trailhead on the right.
For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.