Lake Wenatchee State Park – Campground Review

We had a great time at Lake Wenatchee State Park. This was quite the hidden gem tucked in the mountains of Central Washington State.

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Site Details

  • Daily Rate:
    Site Type Peak Season
    May 15 – Sept. 15
    Shoulder Season
    April 1 – May 14 and
    Sept. 16 – Oct. 31
    Winter Season
    Nov. – March
    Primitive and water trail campsites $12 $12 $12
    Standard campsites $25 – $35 $20 – $30 $20
    Partial utility campsites $30 – $40 $25 – $35 $25
    Full-utility campsites $35 – $45 $30 – $40 $30
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Site Pad Material: Level pull-through sites with Gravel spaces
  • Water: Yes, available at some but not all sites included with daily rate
  • Electricity: Yes, available at some but not all sites included with daily rate
  • Sewer: Yes, available at some but not all sites included with daily rate
  • Laundry: No
  • Cable TV: No
  • Wi-fi: No
  • Dump Station: Dump station available to guests and $5 fee for non-guests
  • Propane: No
  • Pull Throughs: Yes
  • Back In: Yes
  • Big Rig Friendly: Yes – very large pull-through sites
  • Pet Friendly: Yes – Pets must be kept on leash
  • Elevation: 1,875′
We had a great time at Lake Wenatchee State Park. This was quite the hidden gem tucked in the mountains of Central Washington State. About 2 hours from Seattle, 25 minutes from Leavenworth (a Bavarian-themed mountain town), and right in the middle of the Wenatchee National Forest.
There are two sections of the park: The north entrance and the south entrance. We stayed inside the north entrance which had two loops that had electric and water sites on the outside of the loops and non-utility sites on the inside. All the utility sites were long pull through that were relatively flat and hard packed gravel. We did not go through the south entrance so don’t have anything to review although none of those sites had utility hookups.
The park itself is relatively small with a trail that goes by the shore of the lake. There are two main beach areas and a boat launch available to take boats out on the lake. The lake is very shallow by the shore and I walked out almost 100 feet and still could walk.
We spent an afternoon in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth which was entertaining. The drive there was very nice, driving along the Wenatchee river with gorgeous mountain views. We also took the opportunity to go to the Safeway in town to restock on groceries and supplies.
We only stayed three nights but would definitely stay longer. It is a little more expensive than I would’ve liked at $35 a night for hookup sites. Overall, a great little state park that was quiet, well-kept, and beautiful.

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