Alta Lake State Park

Alta Lake State Park was evacuated July 17th when the Carlton Complex fires swept through the popular campground.  Part of the lake, the side along the lake was unaffected. State Parks officials are working to reopen those parts of Alta Lake State Park in early to mid-August to campers and Day visitors. Campers with summer reservations at the park also are invited to call the reservation system at 1-888-226-7688 to receive a full refund. If your camping reservation at Alta Lake is for later in the summer, you may choose to keep your reservation in place in case the park reopens – and then cancel at a later time if the park remains closed during your scheduled reservation. Check this site for updates
Alta Lake State Park is a 181-acre camping park where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. Alta Lake is about two miles long and a half mile wide. The park offers good trout fishing during summer months. Lake Chelan, with its many activities, is 30 minutes away.

Alta Lake offers good trout fishing and conditional waterskiing and windsurfing during summer months.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic and Day-Use Facilities

The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity, two sheltered picnic tables, and 18 unsheltered picnic tables. All day-use facilities are first come, first served.

  • 2 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft
  • 60 foot dock
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird Watching
  • Golfing
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Additional Information
  • Sailboarding is popular with park visitors.
  • There is an 18-hole golf course in the Alta Lake area.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the park.
  • Waterskiing can be dangerous on this small lake. There are waterskiing opportunities four miles away on the Columbia River.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington State Parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.