Conconully: All Content
Park overview:Conconully State Park is an 81-acre camping park with 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline in north central Washington. Established as the oldest Bureau of Reclamation irrigation project in this part of the country, the park dates back to 1910. State Parks assumed administration in 1945.
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Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens April 1.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Exemptions: Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website.
Campsite Information:The park has 51 tent spaces, 15 water/electric sites, five cabins, four restrooms (one ADA) and four showers (one ADA). Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Five water/electric campsites (56D - 60D) are available by reservation. To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. All other campsites are first come, first served.
2013 camping fees:Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).
May 15 – Sept. 15 (peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $23 non-premium site, $26 premium site
Partial-utility campsite*: $30 non-premium site, $35 premium site
Full-utility campsite*: $32 non-premium site, $37 premium site
*Please note: Camping fees during the 2013 peak season are $28 for partial-utility sites and $29 for full-utility sites at Beacon Rock, Lewis & Clark and Schafer state parks. These parks are first come, first served.
Jan. 1 – May 14 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 31 (off-peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $22 for non-premium and premium sites
Partial-utility campsite: $28 for non-premium and premium sites
Full-utility campsite: $29 for non-premium and premium sites
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park from April 1 through Sept. 30; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Driving DirectionsLocated 22 miles north of Omak, Wash., in the north central portion of the state in Okanogan County.
1 South Lottie
Conconully, WA 98819
Drive 22 miles north on Hwy. 97, the Conconully Highway, to park entrance.
Park MapsTo view campsites and facilities reservable at this park, visit the reservation system and campsite maps.
Conconully downloadable pdf map #1
List of all downloadable Washington State Park PDF maps.
Considered a fisherman's paradise, this park offers camping and boat launches on two lakes.
HistoryEstablished as the oldest Bureau of Reclamation irrigation project, the park provided picnic facilities, a baseball field and a school location for the historic silver-mining town of Conconully. Conconully, which was the original county seat of Okanogan County, was washed away by a flood in 1894. An early schoolhouse and a replica of the town's first courthouse are still in place on the grounds. The park dates back to 1910. Administration was assumed by State Parks in 1945.
The town of Conconully was established by charter in 1887. It was originally settled as a mining town. From 1889-1914 Conconully served as the Okanogan County Seat. When the county seat was moved in 1914, the old county hall was torndown and the lumber was used for the construction of the current day community hall. In the 1890's Conconully was decimated by fire and floods, but the will of the settlers and miners prevailed and Conconully lives on today.
Interpretive opportunitiesThe junior ranger program is available to all children that visit the park.
The park offers an explorers back pack that can be checked out and used while you are visiting the park.
|Available in the park||Available in the area|
• Pay phone
• Fire wood
• Boat rental
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• White gas
Most services are available within 20 miles of the park.
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• 48 feet of dock (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
• Water Skiing (freshwater)
|• 2 Horseshoe pits|
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Wildlife Viewing
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 & Wildlife website.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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Boating FeaturesWatercraft launch closed Nov. 1, reopens March 31, depending on water levels. Watercraft launches may not be accessible at all times in the spring, summer and fall due to lake water levels. Call the park to get lake level information (509) 826-7408.
There are two boat ramps and one boat dock for handling motorized and non-motorized boats.
A daily permit is available for watercraft launching and trailer dumping at the park for $5.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Winter Recreation• Cross-country Skiing
• Dog Sledding
• Snow Play
Picnic and Day-use FacilitiesThe park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity to reserve, call the park office at (509) 826-7408. The park offers 90 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
|Physical Features||Plant Life|
|Winter temperatures reach below zero. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. There is an annual average rainfall of 14 inches, with an average of 38.5 inches of snowfall. The park is nestled between three mountains and two lakes. The park is above 2000 feet elevation with a setting of beautiful forest, creeks, lakes and mountains.||• Douglas Fir|
• Ponderosa Pine