Visit Lake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park is one of the more popular state parks in Washington. It doesn’t take much more than a first drive through to see just why that is. It has everything you need for a great getaway.


I’ve camped at Lake Wenatchee State Park quite a few times. We usually choose the south shore campground, though the north shore is pretty good too. The beach area is long and has more than enough room for everyone. I’ve had good fishing luck too from around the boat dock area. I’ve also kayaked out to the small island that sits right where water empties from the lake into the Wenatchee River which is a lot of fun. There is a small camp store there too which is a fun stop for a snocone or a soda. All of this and much more go a long way in making it a great destination.

We all go camping for different reasons though and I love the chance to not only get away from it all but to socialize with family and friends. The campsites are large at Lake Wenatchee State Park and there’s plenty of room for multiple tents and a lot of chairs around the fire pit.

There is a lot to do in the Lake Wenatchee area outside the park too. The small town of Plain is less than 10 miles away and has a couple of fun shops to visit. Leavenworth, a shopper’s paradise, is about 25 minutes away and a trip there is a great diversion. You can also explore the roads that lead off up the Little Wenatchee River, White River, and Chiwawa River. Fish Lake is nearby and you can rent everything from canoes to pontoon boats there.

There are reasons Lake Wenatchee State Park is so popular with campers and those same reasons apply to road trippers too. If you’re heading over Stevens Pass or just driving in the area, consider making your overnight stop at Lake Wenatchee State Park. It’s well worth it.