What to do in Lake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee is a 488-acre park with a boat launch ramp and boat dock on 12,000 feet of waterfront. There are 7.7 miles of hiking trails within the park.

The park maintains 30 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill and six Snow-Parks on park land and adjacent Forest Service and private land. The park is used as a base camp by hunters.

Various campfire programs and Smokey Bear firefighting demonstrations are held in the amphitheater July through Labor Day on the weekends.

Camping facilities include 197 standard sites, one group camp area (capacity 20 to 80 people), one trailer dump station and two day use areas that total 60 picnic sites, three picnic shelters, six comfort stations and a bathhouse. Both the North Lake Wenatchee area and the South Lake Wenatchee area are part of the Campsite Reservation system.

Privately operated concessions in the park are a Camp Store selling groceries, firewood and other supplies, guided horseback rides on park and adjacent U.S. Forest Service land and a food and beverage concession.

Water sports in the park include boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing and windsurfing. Other activities include hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking and, in the wintertime, cross-country skiing and sledding.

Lake Wenatchee is located in Chelan County, with access obtained by turning north off the Stevens Pass State Route Highway 2 at Coles Corner onto State Highway 207. It is then three miles to the park turnoff.

Washington's climate varies with each region because the Cascade Mountains split the state and alter weather patterns. Lake Wenatchee State Park, located east of the mountains, receives significantly less rainfall than regions west of the mountains with an average annual precipitation of t12 inches.

Average summer temperatures are 94 degrees maximum and 50 degrees minimum. Because central Washington is landlocked and subject to winter winds, winter temperatures are much colder than those in western Washington.

21588A Highway 207
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Phone: 509-763-3101

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