Lake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park is a 489-acre camping park with 12,623-feet of waterfront on glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. The park is bisected by the Wenatchee River, creating two distinct areas – south park, which features areas for camping, swimming and horseback riding, and north park, which is in a less developed, forested section of the park and a quarter-mile walk from the lake.
The park is a natural wildlife area, and visitors should be aware of the presence of bears and other natural dangers. A concessionaire offers guided horse rides on more than five miles of trail in and around the forested park. Year-round recreation opportunities abound, including swimming, boating, and hiking in the summer, and cross-country skiing, snow playing, showshoeing, and sledding in the winter.

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.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass, boat launch permit and Sno-Park permit  (Nov. 1-April 1).
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park offers two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus 54 unsheltered picnic tables. Picnic tables are available first come, first served.

One kitchen shelter is reservable and accommodates 20 to 50 people and includes six picnic tables and four cooking grills. Water, fire pits, and restrooms are nearby.

The second kitchen shelter is available first come, first served. It accommodates eight to 12 people and includes one picnic table, a fireplace, and two cooking grills.

  • 5 miles of horse trails
  • 7 miles of biking trails
  • 8 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 16-feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Boat ramp
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • White-water kayaking
Winter Activities & Features
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
Other Activities & Features
  • 200 fire circles
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Exploration
  • Bird Watching
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailboarding
  • Sheltered fire circle
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
During winter months, the park features a 1.1 mile interpretive snowshoe trail.

Additional Information
  • Windsurfing is also popular.
  • As the park is in bear country, coolers must be stowed. The park has playground equipment.
  • The area receives an average of 150 inches of snow during the winter months and offers groomed sledding hills and more than 25 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, as well as marked showshoe trails, and winter camping. For current snow conditions and grooming reports visit online.
  • 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 the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.