Pearrygin Lake State Park is a camping park with more than 1,200 acres in the Methow Valley of north central Washington. The park features expansive green lawns leading to 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing and boating. Old willows and ash provide shade on hot summer days. Hikers can also walk the Rex Derr trail, a 3.1-mile loop through the east campground and along the shrub steppe hillside above Pearrygin Lake.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Campgrounds are closed from Oct. 28 and will reopen on April 6. Day use open til Nov 28.
Parking area and roads plowed and maintained for day hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing access in winter.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Two construction projects in the park are scheduled for October, 2013:
In the West Campground, there will be the installation of a culvert and redirection of Pearrygin Creek. Visitors to the West Campground may be asked to detour around the construction site. Detour signs will be installed.
In the East Campground, Loop C (tent loop) and access to the boat launch will be limited during installation of a series of culverts to address recent seasonal flooding issues. Reservation holders will be able to access their campsites, but may have to detour around construction.
Check Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations for fishing seasons and limits. Specific Pearrygin Lake regulations include the lake's fishing season timeframe, running the last Saturday in April through Sept. 30. Limit of first five fish caught or released, no minimum size. There are no special gear restrictions.
It is that time of year, Pearrygin Lake closes for the 2013 camping season on Monday October 28th. We will still permit walkers on the trail and through the park. Parking is available at both the East gate and West Gate, and on adjacent WDFW lands. Discover Pass is still required and enforced at all parking areas. Restroom facilites are closed with the exception of the East Group Camp vault toilet, and the main campground restroom will be open until Fall project work is complete, or Winter closes in, around Thanksgiving.
Walkers are cautioned to watch for park equipment and stay away from work areas, for the safety of all.
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.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!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