Camping is BACK!

Camping in the Lake Chelan Valley is an experience not to pass up and it’s back for the season! There are many places to experience the outdoors that cater to the specific type of camper in you. From boat-in camping with tents to RV sites, our valley has you covered. Explore your many outdoor options this summer!

Lake Chelan State Park

At Lake Chelan State Park, visitors come from all over to make Lake Chelan a family tradition. This camping area boasts lots of life all summer and pulses with activity! From the sandy beach to the calm swimming bay, you’ll have no shortage of fun. There are also plenty of picnic tables near the water for a quick fuel-up. The Lake Chelan State Park is nestled right up on our 50.5 mile lake, so campsites like this are great for water skiers, wakeboarders, wake surfers, and boaters. The State Park is a 139-acre camping park on the forested south shore of Lake Chelan with over 6,000 feet of shoreline and beach accessible by stairs.

Lakeshore RV Park

If RV camping is your game, the Lakeshore RV Park is the place to be. They offer over 160 full hook-up sites (water, electric, and sewer hook-ups) for RVs. Most sites can even accommodate up to forty-foot vehicles. Although specifically designed for RVs, there are many sites dedicated to tent camping too. These areas come with 16×16 padded ground for those campers who enjoy sleeping under our gorgeous starry night. There are also ADA-accessible restrooms and showers too for guests who need easier access. The Lakeshore RV Park also comes with free internet access for all campers who have reserved spots.

Deer Point Boat-In Campground

Photo | US Forest Service

If off-the-grid camping is what you’re looking for, then Deer Point Boat-In Campground aims to please. This campground can be accessed only by boat and offers a floating dock with an eight boat capacity. There are five tent sites available, five picnic tables, five fire rings, and two toilets. Camping at Deer Point connects you with nature and allows you to tune into the natural wonder. The lake up there is refreshing and quiet, allowing you the serenity of mountain living. Pack up your gear for the weekend and go off into the deep outdoors with family and friends. You will feel recharged at the end of this mountain getaway.

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park

Photo | Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park boasts one of the greatest boat launches and moorage sites on the lake! It is not a large state park, but that doesn’t mean it lacks charm and wonder. With a modern marina located nearly halfway along the lake, you are able to launch on site and get on the water quickly. For your convenience, there is also a small general store located near the turquoise water. This campsite up-lake happens to be close to some of the finest trails in the North Cascades. Getting outside with your hiking shoes or trekking uphill with your mountain bike offers a wooded experience that will leave you captivated. This makes Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park an excellent base camp for daytime adventure seekers.

Wapato Lake Campground

Photo | Manson Parks

If you find yourself venturing out to the north shore on Lake Chelan, you will find all sorts of hidden gems. Tucked away in the hillside background of Manson there is a little lake with campsites. This quaint campground offers economical sites which can accommodate up to 4 people. Due to the small size of the campground, only tents are permitted on tent sites and only RVs are permitted on RV sites. But the draw to this site is the small town feels and backwoods peace that camping promises. You’ll certainly be away from the hustle and bustle.

We are thrilled to welcome a summer season once again and we’re excited about the camping our valley boasts. No matter your style, the Lake Chelan Valley has something just for you. We can’t wait to see you on our shores this year.