Lake Wenatchee State Park is a 489-acre camping park with 12,623 feet of waterfront on glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. The park is bisected by the Wenatchee River, creating two distinct areas – south park, which features areas for camping, swimming and horseback riding, and north park, which is in a less developed, forested section of the park and a quarter-mile walk from the lake. The park is a natural wildlife area, and visitors should be aware of the presence of bears and other natural dangers. During their annual migration long ago, Native American tribes stopped at Lake Wenatchee for a feast of clams and salmon before heading west to trade with coastal tribes.
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Lake Wenatchee: Winter Favorite
I love this park and judging from the crowds, I’m not the only one. My favorite time to visit is in winter when the trails are groomed for skate skiing. This last year, I spent 5 hours out skiing along the lake and then up in elevation towards ridges with views. Upon return back toward the Lake, I encountered a wedding party being photographed in the snow. Delightful!