Lake Wenatchee State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River are pristine bodies of water that draw many visitors to north-central Washington every year. Since Lake Wenatchee State Park covers a waterfront that runs alongside 12,623 feet of the lake and river, water-based activities are popular in the area. The clear, blue lake is five miles long and has both shallow lagoons for swimming and much deeper areas for safe boating. Lake Wenatchee State Park is open year-round and features snow-camping sites for winter visitors. There are plenty of attractions to keep park-goers happy, but many choose to spend some time at the nearby city of Leavenworth, a popular resort town with a Bavarian theme. The large, urban city of Seattle is only a couple of hours away. 

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Weather
Spring 28-72 F
Summer 47-88 F
Fall 34-88 F
Winter 20-43 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Wenatchee State Park

RVing is one of the best ways to see all the places on your itinerary for your travels through the state of Washington. There are many campgrounds, parks and RV resorts in this area, so you're sure to find one that suits your needs. You can drive your own RV or easily get a rental from RVshare.

Entiat City Park

Located 50 miles east of Lake Wenatchee, Entiat City Park has all the modern facilities campers enjoy. The RV sites are next to Lake Entiat, which is a manmade reservoir on the Columbia River. Each site has direct access to the water along with a fire ring and picnic table. You can fish, swim and boat on the lake, and there's a paved nature trail that traverses the lake. You can launch your boat from the park, and there's a designated swimming beach.

  • Number of sites: 31 back-in sites
  • Rates: $17.50-$40 per day
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical Amps: 30 and 50
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash
  • Showers: Yes
  • Additional amenities: Playground, river trail, dump station

Blu-Shastin RV Park

Nestled within North Cascades National Park, Blu-Shastin RV Park is close to the Ingalls Boulder Field Trailhead and offers a stunning view of the peaks and snowfields of 9415-foot Mount Stuart. Many of the RV sites are next to Pehastin creek, which runs alongside 1700 feet through the RV park, and you'll love the sound of the running water at night. The park is quiet and peaceful and features lots of family-friendly amenities. The nearby city of Leavenworth offers plenty of urban activities, such as a championship putting course.

  • Number of sites: 86 pull-through or back-in sites
  • Rates: $40 per day
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical Amps: 30
  • Pool/hot tub: Yes/No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with restrictions
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Additional amenities: Firewood, playground, horseshoes, volleyball, recreation room

Leavenworth RV Campground

Leavenworth RV Campground is just seven miles east of Lake Wenatchee. The park is in the Cascade Mountains and is open all year, allowing for all sorts of winter fun. This is a large RV campground that is spread out over 300 acres, and visitors can play on the Chiwawa River during their stay. You can swim and fish in the summer and snowmobile, snowshoe and snow ski in the winter. Ice fishing is available at nearby Fish Lake. This resort-style park has a staggering amount of amenities, with a large focus on recreational activities.

  • Rates: Call for rates
  • Number of sites: 279
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical Amps: 30 and 50
  • Pool/hot tub: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with a leash
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Additional amenities: Laundry, library, activity coordinator, banquet hall, game room, camp store, pickleball, bocce ball, playground, miniature golf

RV Rentals Near Lake Wenatchee State Park

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What to Do at
Lake Wenatchee State Park

Inside Lake Wenatchee State Park

This pristine, mountainous area is a nature lover's dream throughout the year — you'll find plenty of winter and summer outdoor activities available. There are five miles of horse trails, seven miles of biking trails, and eight miles of hiking trails. If you want to get on the water, you can rent boating equipment and use the dock. You can also fish and swim in the lake. During the winter, snow lovers can take advantage of the 30 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.

Outside Lake Wenatchee State Park

You'll undoubtedly be very busy with all the available activities inside the park. When you want to venture out, however, you'll find much to do outside the park as well. The nearest community is Leavenworth, which is 20 miles south of the park.

Restaurants

Munchen Haus

Munchen Haus is a popular German-style restaurant that specializes in Bavarian sausages. The sausages are cooked on-site on an outdoor grill, and you can dress them with your choice of 20 condiments, including a tasty apple cider kraut. They have local craft beers, and you can take in the mountain views during your visit.

Type: German

Location: 709 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

The Watershed Cafe

The Watershed Cafe is a fine dining experience. They serve American cuisine with a seasonal menu of locally sourced, fresh food. Some of their popular dishes include pork belly bruschetta, buffalo carp, pear and arugula salad and elk meatloaf. Patrons will love the mountain views.

Type: American

Location: 221 8th St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Mozart's Steakhouse

Mozart's Steakhouse is a steakhouse with a European flair. The dining experience is meant to be savored, there's no rush. The salads are fresh and well prepared, and the entrees are all served uniquely with the main dish and side stacked in layers. Their filet mignon and ribeye are some of the signature dishes. They're open for dinner during the week and for lunch and dinner on the weekends.

Type: European, Steakhouse

Location: 829 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Rudloof's Pizza and Brats

It may seem like an odd combination to have brats and pizza featured as the main servings, but Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style town. Rudloof's Pizza and Brats offers their own specialty pizzas, or you can make your own. They have an assortment of pizza breads for their pies, various kinds of sausages and warm, fresh-baked pretzels.

Type: Pizza, German

Location: 265 US 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Shopping

Kris Kringl

Kris Kringl has been delighting fans of the Christmas season since 1986. You can find anything and everything having to do with Christmas at this unique boutique. The store hosts two stories of unique Christmas ornaments and decor that you won't find in most retail shops, and the prices fit a wide range.

Location: 907 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Paprika

Paprika is a store that has an eclectic range of items like women's clothing, books, home decor, jewelry and more. Many of their items are quirky, unusual and not your average boutique offerings.

Location: 715 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Mountain Modern Supply Company

You can find every outdoor item you need to fill in your corners at Mountain Modern Supply Company. They have a wide variety of inventory that includes quality coolers, water bottles, camping gear and other well-made products. They also carry clothing, organic soaps, skin balms, adventure books and more.

Location: 827 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

The Little Bavarian

No trip to Leavenworth is complete without stopping to shop at a Bavarian souvenir store. The Little Bavarian is an excellent souvenir shop that carries most of the standard tourist items but also has some unique inventory as well.

Location: 900 Front St Ste G, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Sightseeing

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is a natural preserve that offers a wide variety of environs for visitors. Mountains, mineral springs, waterfalls, forests and ocean coasts are all present, and the summit of glacier-clad Mt. Olympus is an ever-popular draw.

Location: Clallam County, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is a must-see sight for any nature enthusiast. Rainier has an elevation of 14,410 feet above sea level and is the most glaciated mountain in the continental U.S., culminating in being the source of five major rivers. Visitors will appreciate the old-growth forests and wildflower meadows on the lower slopes and the snow on the higher elevations.

Location: Pierce County‎ and ‎Lewis County, Washington

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How to Get to
Lake Wenatchee State Park

Driving from Seattle, travel 24 miles from Stevens Pass, turn left onto State Route 207 at Coles Corner and then drive four miles to Cedar Brae Road. Turn left to the park entrance.

From Wenatchee, drive on Highway 2 to Leavenworth and drive 20 miles to Coles Corner, turn right onto State Route 207. Drive four miles to Cedar Brae Road and turn left to the park entrance.

Entering Lake Wenatchee State Park

The park is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to dusk. The developed campgrounds are closed October 30 through April 1, but primitive camping is available for the winter months in a designated portion in the southern section of the park. Heated showers and restrooms are available nearby.

Daily use (Discover Pass required) : $30

$30 annual, $10 daily

Winter sports parking : $40

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Special groomed trails permit : $40

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The state of Washington has a vast number of natural attractions that will enthrall you during your trip. The Cascade Mountains, various stands of old-growth forests, the waters of Puget Sound — these are just some of the fascinating landscapes you could see as you travel in your RV. Take the time to share your fascinating photos with other travelers by tagging RVshare on social media. You can also email them to [email protected]