The Lake Chelan region offers a wide array of campgrounds with various amenities. Whether you want easy access to the lake, or campgrounds that are off the beaten trail, the opportunities are endless for your next adventure.
The Lake Chelan Valley offers tent and RV camping, boat-in camping and plenty of back country camping along the upper basin of the lake and in the upper elevations surrounding Lake Chelan. There are two State Parks, Lake Chelan State Park and 25 Mile Creek State Park, located on the South shore of the lake. The City of Chelan offers camping with full hook-up along with tent sites at the city park. There are several campgrounds on the smaller lakes near Manson, some with hook-up, restrooms, showers and boat launches. There are numerous boat-in and hike-in campgrounds within the Lake Chelan Valley.
Forest Service Campgrounds
The Chelan Ranger District has 22 primitive campgrounds which are first come, first served. Ten “boat-in” campgrounds are located along Lake Chelan and require a Dock Site Permit of $5/day or $40 for a season’s pass.
Seven campgrounds are “Drive-to”, Snowberry Bowl Campground has a daily fee; Antilon Lake, Grouse Mountain, Handy Springs, Junior Point, South Navarre and Windy Camp Campgrounds are free. In addition, five campgrounds are “hike-in” and free including Boiling Lake, Cub Lake, Domke Lake, Hatchery Camp located along small lakes and Holden Ballpark Campground located near Railroad Creek.
All Chelan Ranger District Campgrounds include picnic tables, toilets, fire-rings and some include group shelters.
For current campground information contact the Chelan Ranger Station located at 428 W. Woodin Avenue in Chelan, 509.682.4900.