Alta Lake State Park

Fire damage work continues: Alta Lake State Park was damaged the summer of 2014 when the Carlton Complex fires swept through the popular campground. Park staff will be working during the winter season to repair areas of the park that were damaged by the wildfires. To see photos of what the park currently looks like, please select the camping tab from below. These photos are current as of November 18, 2014. We will add photos when possible, so check back to see the current state of repairs.
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.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.


  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.

Activities
Trails
  • 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.