Twenty-Five Mile Creek: Overview
Park overview:Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a 235-acre inland waters camping park on the forested south shore of Lake Chelan. The park separates the mountains from the lake and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. With its modern marina, the park affords visitors excellent boating access to the upper reaches of Lake Chelan.
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Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens March 31.
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 46 tent spaces, 21 utility spaces (13 full hookup and eight with water and electricity), one dump station, two restrooms (one ADA) and six showers (two ADA).
Twenty-Five Mile Creek is an older campground with many smaller campsites. Access for larger recreational vehicles is limited. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability). Rugged campsites are shaded in the forested area along Twenty-five Mile Creek.
To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations:A small group camp in a quiet, grassy area separate from the campground, accommodates groups of 50 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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
2014 camping fees:
For specific campsite prices, please visit the camping reservation website.
|Primitive and water trail campsites||$12||$12||$12|
|Standard campsites||$20 to $31||$20 to $29||$17 to $25|
|Partial-utility campsites||$30 to $39||$27 to $38||$26 to $32|
|Full-utility campsites||$32 to $42||$29 to $40||$27 to $35|
Note: Peak, shoulder and winter season dates vary by park. See listing of seasons by park.
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.
To view campsites and facilities reservable at this park, visit the reservation system and campsite maps.
The park is known for its boat accessibility. Boating exploration of the uplake wilderness portions of Lake Chelan is possible from the park. A nearby ferry takes visitors to a roadless community at the head of the lake. The park offers wading opportunities.
HistoryTwenty-Five Mile Creek State Park was a seasonal, Native American encampment site on the south shore of Lake Chelan. Native Americans came here by land to begin their uplake canoe trips and to fish and hunt at the site.
Constructed by Mr. Dave Davis, the park was operated for many years as a private resort. State Parks acquired it in 1972 and continued to operate it as a private resort under concession contracts with various tenants. Since 1988, park staff has operated the park.
Interpretive opportunitiesThere are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
|Available in the park||Available in the area|
• Park store
• Fire wood
|• Auto repair|
• Boat rental
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• Recreational equipment
• White gas
The park has a concession with firewood, ice and basic supplies (open seasonally). Boat fuel is available seasonally. Chelan is about 18 miles away and has a variety of services, restaurants and supplies listed under available in the area.
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
• Water Skiing (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• Mountain Biking
Visitors may enjoy hiking and scuba diving. A nearby ferry service travels each day to the head of the lake where visitors may stop in at North Cascades National Park.
Although hunting is not allowed at state parks, the park makes a great base camp.
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.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 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 FeaturesTwo boat ramps are available. The launch is generally usable from mid-June to the end of December. For up-to-date information, call the Information Center at (360) 902-8844.
A daily permit is available for watercraft launching at the park for $7. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
There is a modern marina with moorage for 20 boats up to 23 feet long. Moorage slips are reservable from July 1 through Sept. 15. Marina slips may be available prior to July 1 depending on the lake water level. Please visit the Chelan County Public Utility District Web site for more information on the lake's water level. Visitors with campsite reservations during mid to late June may receive an e-mail advising that marina slips are reservable during the time of their campsite reservation if the water level reaches an elevation of 1098 feet.To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
The boat launch is usable once the lake reaches an elevation of 1093.
The marina slips are usable once the lake reaches an elevation of 1098.
Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Moorage permits are available at parks offering moorage. For information, call (360) 902-8844.
The park also sells the Lake Chelan Federal Dock Site Permit, required for use of federal docks along the lake between May 1 and Oct. 31.
Picnic and Day-use FacilitiesThe park provides a small grassy area and a few unsheltered picnic tables, available first come, first served.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
|Physical Features||Plant Life|
|Lake Chelan was carved by two competing glaciers -- the Chelan glacier and the continental ice sheet. Their back-and-forth movement created the broad lower lake and narrow upper lake. The park is set in rocky terrain, with forested areas along Twenty-five Mile Creek. The region receives an average annual rainfall of 11 inches, with 39 inches of average annual snowfall.||• Douglas Fir|
• Ponderosa Pine