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Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

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  • Swimming area.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Horse corrals at Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Beach volleyball.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Playground at Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Camp store.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Boat launch.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Picnic shelter and horseshoes.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • A typical campsite at Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Road through the campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Canoe and kayak launch.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • Day use picnic area.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • A typical campsite at Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • A typical campsite at Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground.- Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
  • - Lake Wenatchee State Park South Campground
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Pros: 
Lake access. Extensive amenities and activities.
Cons: 
Big crowds. Campsites close together.
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Region:
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, WA
Managed by: 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Situated on the eastern slopes of the Northern Cascades, Lake Wenatchee State Park is an ideal weekend getaway for families and groups. Tens of thousands of years ago during the most recent ice age, a massive glacier carved out the valley surrounding Lake Wenatchee. Today, the 2,480-acre lake is fed largely by nearby glaciers and snowmelt, overflowing out through the Wenatchee River to bisect the park into north and south sections.

The South Campground offers 100 standard, non-electric sites for tents and small RVs that vary in price from $20 to $30 per night depending on the time of year, day of the week, and site size. Enjoy the many amenities this campground has to offer, including a playground, boat ramp, volleyball, and several picnic areas near the water. If you are in need of ice, firewood, or refreshments, visit the small general store just a short walk from the campground. The only amenity this campground lacks is full RV hookups, which can be found at the North Campground if required.

During the summer months, take a guided horseback ride through 5 miles of trail, canoe or kayak the expansive waters of Lake Wenatchee, or wade out to nearby Emerald Island from the beach. In snowy weather, try your hand at winter camping, and take advantage of the snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.

Note that in peak summer months this campground can get crowded, so check out Nason Creek Campground if you desire more space. If you want a more private and primitive lakeside camping experience, check out Glacier View Campground a few miles down the south shore.

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