Enjoy alpine scenery no matter the season in this lakefront Washington park.
Just over a two-hour drive from Seattle, Lake Wenatchee State Park offers nearly 500 acres of beautiful forest scenery and direct access to a pristine alpine lake. There are tons of things to do in the park no matter the season. Summertime activities include kayaking, volleyball, fishing, and exploring miles of biking and hiking trails, while wintertime is popular for sledding and cross-country skiing. Camping here is split between the North Park and South Park, both of which have fire rings, flush toilets, picnic tables, and ADA amenities.
If you like warm temperatures and aren't fond of rain, the best time to visit is in July or August, when weather is at its finest. However, plenty of people come for winter camping, when the park and its surroundings are covered with white snow, ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. December is a great time to come to experience the holiday festivities in the nearby faux-Bavarian tourist town of Leavenworth.