Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Hidden on the south shore of Lake Wenatchee, Glacier View Campground is a wonderful little gem that few people use. Many of the sites are situated right on the water, and the space between sites keeps accommodations feeling very private. From the boat launch or any lakeside campsite, look north on a clear day for a view of snowy Glacier Peak in the distance.

The campground offers 23 standard non-electric sites, 16 of which are a short walk from the parking area and all of which are first-come, first-served. A day-use boat launch is available for campers or visitors, an ideal place to launch a canoe or kayak, as motorized boats are rare. Keep in mind that parking throughout most of the campground is limited to small spaces along the road, so RVs and trailers may not fit next to walk-in sites.

During your stay at Glacier View, take advantage of being on the more serene end of Lake Wenatchee and spend the day paddling or swimming. Take a short hike up to Hidden Lake right from the campground; it is a short, gentle trail that is perfect for families. If you wish for more activities like horseback riding, beach volleyball, or longer hiking trails, head 4 miles back down the road to Lake Wenatchee State Park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Solitude. Private lakeside campsites.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Thousand Trails

Features

Vault toilet
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

Comments

07/21/2019
We got back yesterday from camping at Glacierview Campground. The wind blew Thursday and Friday which kept us off the lake but it also kept the mosquitoes away, which was really nice. On Friday morning we took the short hike up to Hidden Lake, what a beautiful little hike and lake. The water was so clear and blue and you could see the fish. It was a nice morning hike and we were back and ready for lunch and a nap in the hammock. Enjoyable getaway and it’s only Friday afternoon. Friday afternoon we hung around camp and cooked and enjoyed the peacefulness of this site. Saturday was absolutely beautiful so we ventured out on the lake. Nice view from the water and what beautiful blue clear water. Then we packed up to head home. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
06/05/2016
Loved it here! Will return!
PROS: Quiet campsite (on a Sunday night though). Most campsites are lakeside. We tied up floaties and relaxed on the lake, which also had very little use in the area. Clear, calm water. Beautiful granite rocks. Campsites are large and shaded. Absolutely beautiful view of Glacier Point.
CONS: cars are elevated from campsites: a bit of a haul with gear... no luck fishing... numerous tree roots become tripping hazards at night (obviously)... and MOSQUITOES GALORE (June)!
08/19/2016
Wife, two toddlers and myself had a great time at this campground. Icicle Creek -- about five miles up the road -- was extremely full this weekend, but Glacier View still had some spots available. Although, there were only about 3 left by the time that we arrived and it booked up soon afterward.

Our capsite (1D) was fantastic and there were plenty of good ones but a few looked a bit lackluster. Also a lot of people use this campground to bring and launch their boats from so that can get a bit loud.

There is a short, half-mile trail up to Hidden Lake which was my favorite part of the trip. It felt like a secluded alpine lake and my two boys had no trouble with the hike.

Overall, really great site. I would highly recommend it over Icicle Creek unless you have a really large group.
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