Lake Wenatchee State Park RV & Campground Guide


Situated on the shores of lovely Lake Wenatchee in Western Washington, Lake Wenatchee State Park is a tranquil nature area and a fantastic spot for a family getaway. With its proximity to Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River, the park is known as one of the state's premier destinations for water-based activities, including kayaking, boating, fishing, and swimming. For a more relaxing day, visitors can enjoy a quiet picnic while observing the gorgeous views of the park's pristine waters.

Lake Wenatchee State Park is most popular during the summer when it offers warm, comfortable weather, perfect for hiking, boating, and wildlife observation. However, the park is also an excellent spot during the winter, with many visitors setting up their tents for winter camping.

Nearby Cities:

  • Leavenworth, WA

  • Orondo, WA

  • Ellensburg, WA

  • Winton, WA

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Spring 29-70 F
Summer 47-82 F
Fall 24-65 F
Winter 21-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Wenatchee State Park

Campground Accommodations

Lake Wenatchee State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 42 Feet

  • Other amenities: Dump station, drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire rings, grills, boat ramp, camp store

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

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What to Do at
Lake Wenatchee State Park

Because it's conveniently close to the Wenatchee River and Lake Wenatchee, Lake Wenatchee State Park is a superb destination for a day of having fun in or on the water. For example, you can rent boating equipment at the park and then head out on the calm lake for an afternoon of kayaking, or canoeing. Alternatively, you could cool off with a swim or try your luck casting your fishing line. There's also plenty of enjoyment to be had on land around the park. The area features a network of scenic trails, which vary in difficulty and can accommodate hiking, biking, and horseback riding. If you visit the park during winter, you can take advantage of the 30 miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.

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.

Fishing Fishing

Lake Wenatchee State Park is a popular spot for fishing, with sockeye salmon being the most sought-after catch. There are also bull trout in the lake, but they're only available for catch-and-release fishing. Other fish species commonly caught in the park include carp, mountain whitefish, and steelhead.

Geocaching Geocaching

Like most Washington state parks, Lake Wenatchee State Park allows visitors to participate in geocaching. With the area's diverse trail system, there is no shortage of quality spots to find hidden caches.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Birdwatching is a very popular activity at Lake Wenatchee State Park. While watching the skies, you may be lucky enough to spot a belted kingfisher, western grebe, or red-breasted nuthatch. The area is also inhabited by common ravens, wild turkeys, bald eagles, and many other unique avian species.

Stargazing Stargazing

There are few spots in Western Washington offering better stargazing opportunities than Lake Wenatchee State Park. The park's beach area is a perfect spot to observe the skies, and if you visit during fall or winter, you may even see the northern lights.

Flora and Fauna

The majority of Lake Wenatchee State Park consists of coniferous forests with an abundance of Douglas fir trees. During the spring and summer, the park's nature trails tend to boast a variety of colorful wildflowers, including trilliums, lupines, and harebells.

Hiking Hiking

Lake Wenatchee State Park features approximately eight miles of hiking trails. Most of these routes are rated as either easy or moderately difficult to navigate, and they provide stunning views of the nearby lake and river.


Boating is a great activity to enjoy at Lake Wenatchee State Park, and watercraft rentals are available on-site. The park has a launch, which is located at the mouth of the Wenatchee River. The boat launch is free to use if you're camping at the park; otherwise, it requires a $7 fee. The lake is also a lovely spot for watersports, such as waterskiing.

Swimming Swimming

If you head to the south side of the park, you'll find a day-use area, which features a public swimming beach. With its sandy beach and crystal-clear water, there is no better spot for a refreshing swim on a hot summer day.


Lake Wenatchee State Park boasts around seven miles of biking trails, which are suitable for bikers of all ability levels.

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How to Get to
Lake Wenatchee State Park

To get to the park from Leavenworth, travel on U.S. Rte 2 W, then take a right to merge onto WA-207 N. Next, take a left onto Cedar Brae Rd, then continue straight onto State Pk Rd. This will take you directly into Lake Wenatchee State Park.

Entering Lake Wenatchee State Park

Parking is available at the entrance and near the boat launch. To enter Lake Wenatchee State Park, you'll need a Discover Pass. You can get a daily pass for $10 or a yearly pass for $30.

Lake Wenatchee State Park Daily Pass : $10.0

Lake Wenatchee State Park Annual Pass : $30.0

Lake Wenatchee State Park is an excellent spot for an outdoor adventure. Whether you want to explore the area's pristine bodies of water or the extensive network of nature trails, the park offers something for just about everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Wenatchee State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Wenatchee State Park?

If you're seeking a fun day of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, you'll want to visit Lake Wenatchee State Park between November and February. However, for most other outdoor activities, the summer is the perfect time to visit the park.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Wenatchee State Park?

Some of the creatures you may see while exploring the park's trails include black bears, coyotes, and bighorn sheep. If you prefer birdwatching, you should watch for bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, and the many songbirds and other bird species that inhabit the area.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Wenatchee State Park?

Yes, of the 155 campsites at Lake Wenatchee State Park Campground, 42 are designated RV campsites with water and electrical hookups. Additionally, the campground features an RV dump station.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Wenatchee State Park and what is the cost?

You can reserve a camping spot at Lake Wenatchee State Park either over the phone or online, and sites cost between $20 and $38 per night. Keep in mind that the campground is split into two camping areas; the northern area is open year-round, but the southern area is only open between early May and mid-September.

Are pets allowed at Lake Wenatchee State Park?

Lake Wenatchee State Park is a pet-friendly. There's no extra fee to bring your furry companions, and they are allowed on the hiking trails. However, they must be on a leash, and you are responsible for cleaning up after them.