Lake Chelan State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

Spread across 139 acres on the southwest shore of Lake Chelan, this state park offers access to one of the bluest and most beautiful lakes in Washington. Lake Chelan State Park, which is located near the city of Chelan on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, opened in 1943. Families visit this state park every year to the sandy beach, camping sites, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Of course, the star attraction is the 50.5-mile lake, which is great for swimming, fishing, and waterskiing. This park, which is within an hour's drive of Dryden, Entiat, and Malaga, also offers a grassy playing field for sports events.

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Weather
Spring 33-71 F
Summer 60-86 F
Fall 32-75 F
Winter 23-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Chelan State Park

With an RV, you can enjoy a stylish and luxurious holiday with your family on Lake Chelan. If you don't own a recreational vehicle, check out the rental options on RVshare.com.

Lake Chelan RV Park and Campground

If you want to have easy access to the azure waters, reserve a spot at Lake Chelan RV Park and Campground. There are 144 different RV sites spread along the 6,000 feet of shoreline, including tent camping and RV camping spots. There are also restrooms, showers, and 52 picnic tables for an amazing experience. While there is no Wi-Fi in the area, you can still enjoy high-quality signals for a variety of network providers. There are two kinds of RV sites; the first ones can easily accommodate big rigs, and the second type offers electricity hookups and water support. The daily rate varies from $40 to $50 depending upon the type of RV site.

  • Electricity Hookup: 30/20/15 amp
  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: No
  • Open Fires: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No

Lakeshore RV Park and Campground

Lakeshore RV Park and Campground is located on the eastern shore of Lake Chelan. There are 165 different RV sites in this RV park, and each one of these sites offers electricity connectivity and water hookups. There is also Wi-Fi in this campground, and all the modern network providers offer good signal quality in the area. You can take your pets to this campground and have an amazing picnic under the gorgeous trees by the beautiful lake. These RV sites are also accommodating for big rigs and offer dumping stations as well. If you are looking for a quiet atmosphere, beautiful lake views, and beach access, this campground is ideal for you. It will cost you $42 for an overnight stay.

  • Electricity Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: No
  • Open Fires: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes

Twenty-Five Mile Creek Campground

Twenty-Five Mile Creek Campground is yet another great option on the lakeshore for RV sites and overnight camping. There are 67 RV sites in this park, which is 10 miles north of the state park, and each one offers ample space for a private camping experience. However, you may face a low quality of signals for a lot of network providers in this area. On the plus side, this park is pet-friendly and is away from the chatter of the city. It offers you a serene environment where you can relax during the day and gaze at the starry night sky. It will cost you $30 to stay in one of the RV sites in this park.

  • Electricity Hookup: 30/20/15 amp
  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: No
  • Open Fires: No
  • Wi-Fi: No

RV Rentals Near Lake Chelan State Park

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Lake Chelan State Park

Inside Lake Chelan State Park

Lake Chelan is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. When you wake up, you can go on guided hiking tours or explore the beach with your family. As for water-based activities, options include sailboarding, swimming, waterskiing, and freshwater fishing. Furthermore, Lake Chelan State Park offers bird-watching opportunities, an excellent children’s playground, stand-up paddleboard rentals, a well-kept volleyball court, and guided tours for local wildlife viewing.

Outside Lake Chelan State Park

Whether you're looking for nearby restaurants or other scenic attractions, the Lake Chelan area offers a lot. The city of Chelan, which is about nine miles east of the park, is home to several shops and diners. Of course, the surrounding forested terrain is filled with amazing views. 

Restaurants

Campbell's Resort

Campbell's Resort is a great option for traveling families as it offers a specialized kid’s menu. Moreover, you can enjoy takeout breakfast, lunch, and dinner or choose to dine in. If you buy a regular entrée, you will also get a complimentary item for your kids.

Type: American, Fast Food

Location: 104 W Woodin Ave, Chelan WA 98816

Andante Italian Style Restaurant

Andante Italian Style Restaurant is an Italian restaurant in the area that offers premium quality and freshly made Italian cuisines at an affordable price. If you are looking to experience fine dining in Chelan, this would be an ideal option for you. You can pair your meals with some local wine and take your dining experience to the next level.

Type: Italian

Location: 113 S. Emerson St, Chelan, WA 98816

Apple Cup Café

Apple Cup Café is a homestyle breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant. It is known to have the friendliest staff in town and the most affordable prices as well. There is also a happy hour, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Type: American, Fast Food

Location: 804 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Shopping

Swim World

Swim World is a versatile shopping store that offers not only outdoor furniture, but also gifts, wine accessories, art pieces, clothing items, jewelry, and toys for your kids. Moreover, it is quite affordable compared to big city prices.

Location: 146 E. Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Butte Brand

Head to Butte Brand if you are looking for top-quality exploration gear near Chelan. This store sells the best sporting goods, hiking accessories, skiing equipment, and much more at an affordable price.

Location: 24 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Deep Water Home & Electronics

Deep Water Home & Electronics is the perfect place to get all your electronics accessories in Chelan. You can enjoy the latest gadgets like car chargers without having to pay too much money.

Location: 131 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Sightseeing

Slidewaters

If you have little ones, add this family-friendly water park in Chelan to your itinerary. You can relax and sit back while your kids take their time on the giant waterslides. The lifeguards are always active, and there are never too many crowds at Slidewaters.

Location: 102 Waterslide Dr, Chelan, WA 98816

Chelan Museum

Visit the Chelan Museum if you're interested in learning about local history. You can explore the origins of Chelan County while enjoying some contemporary art pieces. This is a rather small museum filled with cool historical artifacts.

Location: 204 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Mellisoni Vineyards

If you are interested in wine, Mellisoni Vineyards is a must-see destination in Chelan. This outdoor vineyard offers great service, good wine, and a serene environment. All of these elements make this an excellent sightseeing option in Chelan.

Location: 3155 US-97 ALT, Chelan, WA 98816

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How to Get to
Lake Chelan State Park

Whether you're coming from the north or south, the best way to reach the park is via Route 97. You'll then need to connect with Highway 971 and head west. This is the only road that will take you to Lake Chelan State Park.

Entering Lake Chelan State Park

The park is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer season. You will need a discover pass to enter any state park in Washington, including Lake Chelan State Park. 

Discover Pass (Annual) : $30

Discover Pass (One-Day) : $10

Lake Chelan State Park offers amazing opportunities to have a fun time with your family. There are tons of water-based activities, guided tours, and sightseeing options for families. Be sure to take pictures with your fellow travelers on the blue lake and tag RVshare when you post them online. You can also send your photos to [email protected] We may feature your pictures in our next blog and give you a shoutout.