The best camping near Lake Chelan State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Chelan adventure.

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88% (25 reviews)

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The Lakes

8 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Manson, WA
We purchased this 60+ acre property in 2004 as an apple orchard. We still maintain 12 acres of the orchard and replaced the rest with grape vines several years ago. This peaceful location with surrounding mountains, lakes and nature will make you want to call it home. Whether you are planning on spending your time relaxing, wine tasting, hiking, fishing, hunting or a little bit of everything this camp site is just minutes from it all.
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Earthlight Camping

8 sites · RVs, Tents180 acres · Entiat, WA
!!!ROAD IMPROVEMENT READY!!!  Come enjoy our land with a new road. After months of waiting for our road to be improved we finally did it! No need to drive on bumpy roads no more ;)  WE GUARANTEE YOU THERE WONT BE ANY OTHER CAMPERS AT YOUR DESIGNATED CAMPGROUND, 20 ACRES JUST FOR YOU.  This is a camper's dream with 100% privacy and no other "camp site neighbors".  From the moment you turn off from the main road, you will experience magic, as the colorful fields on either side lead you to one of the best views of Columbia river, the snowy mountain tops behind, and the vast valley beneath. Once you reach the land, the views are meant just for you, as there is peace and tranquility of pure nature all around. Sit on our swing, or in your RV, hike the 180 acres of land, or just soak in the amazing 360 degree views of mellow sunrises, all the way to the fiery sunsets, as the wildlife around you joins your day.Short ride away, you can also visit numerous award-winning wineries, swim in lake Chelan, hike the vast nature, golf, and enjoy all what the Columbia River Valley has to offer. Over 180 acres of land on top of the canyon, you will hardly get better views anywhere else in the state. Completely unobstructed views of the Columbia River the the furthest horizon you can imagine. One of the most magical places to find tranquility and a lot of activities to do. Disclaimers: - Drone flying is allowed inside our property. If you wish to fly a drone please let me know so I can send you a full map of all of our property. You will have 180 acres to fly it. 
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Cheval Cellars BnB Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Manson, WA
Captivating views of the Lake Chelan valley and mountains. We have a few choice sites on our working orchard and vineyard for discerning quiet campers to enjoy. On-property bike/hike trail, bike rentals, opportunity to tour our small European- style winery/barrel cellar for cider and wine tastings. At our mile-long 100 acre property camp sites vary from secluded walk-in/4WD tent only, to convenient shaded trailer pull-offs to sunny field campsites. There are five site choices for a total of four sites at any one time. All are spacious compared to most alternatives; most have great views of lakes and mountains. Numerous wineries nearby. Please see photos as the HipCamp property map is not accurate (use 308 Kinsey Road for GPS and mapping) Email/text or call to arrange best possible site for you! Options available for wine and cider making, E-bike tours and rentals
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Sasquatch Villa

3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Chelan Falls, WA
Welcome to the number one hipcamp in the area…Experience the beauty of Lake Chelan from our private sites located on a mountain with stunning views of the rolling hills. Our secluded location, just one mile from the main road, provides a tranquil escape. For those seeking adventure, we offer a private lookout trail up a small mountain, offering the best vantage point to admire Lake Chelan and the Columbia River. Solar lights enhance the ambiance at night, including propane fire pits, creating a cool and inviting atmosphere. Our location is conveniently situated, with Beebe Park on the Columbia River only 10 minutes away and Lake Chelan just 20 minutes away. You'll have easy access to everything the valley has to offer. Want to plan something special? Want to pull off a surprise engagement? Let us know how we can help. Please note that if you choose tent camping, portable toilets are required to ensure convenience and hygiene. Come and discover the wonders of Lake Chelan at our private sites.
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Silverline Lakeside Resort

89 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Winthrop, WA
Silverline Lakeside Resort is the perfect place to create unforgettable camping memories along the banks of Pearrygin Lake. Our campground offers a wide range of facilities and amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Water enthusiasts will love our range of watercraft available for rent, and our boat launch makes it easy to access the lake. For land-based activities, we have a mini-golf course and a kids' play structure. Our grassy common areas are perfect for picnics, and we have three fishing docks and a swimming beach for those who enjoy water activities. Our campground facilities include restrooms and showers, a dump station, gravel roads, horseshoe pits, boat trailer parking, and Wi-Fi access. We have a 20-acre field away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park where campers can pick a spot and post up with a tent. All campers have full use of the resort amenities. We also offer a range of amenities at our campsites to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Our RV sites come with full hook-ups and 5/20/30/50 amp electrical connections. We have gravel RV sites and pull-through sites with angled in/out parking. For those who prefer to be closer to the water, we offer lakeside and creekside sites, and for those who appreciate scenic mountain views, we have mountain-view sites. Our general store is stocked with all the camping essentials, including fishing tackle, RV supplies, firewood, and ice. We also have an onsite restaurant, the Wagon Wheel Kitchen, where you can enjoy delicious food and unlimited pancakes on weekends. If you prefer to dine out, we offer a range of food and drinks. No matter what your camping style or preferences, Silverline Lakeside Resort has amenities that cater to your needs. We aim to ensure that your camping experience is comfortable, relaxing, and unforgettable.
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Sagebrush Hollow

1 site · RV, Tent6 acres · Chelan, WA
Come relax and enjoy the views of the Columbia River and the North Cascades. Plenty of sunshine with epic sunsets, our property is where you come to unwind and soak in the sun when the east side of the Cascades is socked in with clouds and rain. If you want to explore the area, it's about a 10-minute car ride to the Columbia River and 20 minutes to Chelan and all that is offered there. Our favorite activities when we visit are to listen to the birds chirp and take in the surroundings. There are several lava rock piles that speak to the long and volcanic geological history of the area. We also really enjoy walking the dirt road on the ridge. It provides some of the most incredible views in the area. The dirt road section over the ridge can be a little rough and dusty and it's recommended that guests have a medium clearance vehicle, such as a Subaru Outback. However, a guest once drove their Honda Civic down to the site, so it really depends on your comfort level. If in doubt, just ask! We have a security camera on site we use for wildlife sightings and to check the weather. If the idea of having the camera bothers you, feel free to place a blanket or some other type of cover during your stay. We can also turn the camera to only face the entrance. Just let us know. Please respect the surroundings and others' property. There are several other vacation cabins in the area and everyone enjoys their peace and quiet. If you're looking for peace and tranquility, Sagebrush Hollow is the place for you.
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Bear Acres

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Leavenworth, WA
Our property is located approximately 18 miles west of Leavenworth and approximately 17 east of Stevens Pass. The property is 4.65 acres that includes a park that we created. We can accommodate RV's (up to 30 feet), camper trailers and tents. There is a 30amp hookup available and access to portable water. Good food and great beer go hand in hand throughout the summer in Leavenworth. Leavenworth offers delicious authentic German food and traditional German beer. There are some great breweries in town and wine tasting opportunities if beer isn't for you. Visit Lake Wenatchee State Park which is approximately 5 miles from Bear Acres. The lake is surrounded by mountains and is an excellent place for fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking. Explore Icicle Creek, which is not only a beautiful area to explore but offers a range of trailheads to various hiking trails. If you're really feeling adventurous, try hiking the popular and beautiful Enchantments. Whitewater rafting on the Wenatchee River is one of the most popular things to do in Leavenworth. The peak season is between May and June, while you’ll find a somewhat more relaxed experience throughout the rest of the summer. Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range along the Pacific Crest Trail, summertime at Stevens Pass is full of activities. From hiking the Cowboy Mountain Nature Trail to an 18-hole disc golf course to mountain biking, there is something for everyone. With a variety of trails, mountain biking at Stevens Pass is suited for both beginner riders and the experienced biker. If enjoying the views is more your speed, enjoy one of the resort’s scenic chairlift rides.
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Bianchi Vineyards RV Site

2 sites · RVs10 acres · East Wenatchee, WA
Quiet setting at our working winery. 10 acres with spectacular views of the Cascade Mt's and Columbia Valley. Perfect location for nearby activities: Gorge Amphitheater concerts(40 mi), Mission Ridge skiing(35 mi), hiking, golfing, wine tasting, with quick access to Columbia River, Leavenworth, & Lake Chelan. Complimentary wine tasting for two in our tasting room. Winery patio available to guests. Use code: PP6NYGQH for 15% discount on a 7 night booking.
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Summerhill Farm and RV Park

60 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Chelan, WA
Nestled in the foothills above Lake Chelan, Summerhill Farm was one of the original homesteads in the Valley.Our RV park offers a true farm stay experience surrounded by apple orchards, u-pick berries, pumpkins, produce.
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Green Pastures RV Getaway

1 site · RV2 acres · Leavenworth, WA
Wake up to wild turkeys in the morning. Nestled in the ponderosa pines this little slice of heaven features water, power and septic hook ups and a fire pit.
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Elevate Vineyards

8 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Chelan Falls, WA
Welcome to Elevate Vineyards camping. We live for great views and adventure and at Elevate Vineyards, it has the best of both worlds. As one of the few high altitude vineyards in the state, we have superlative views of the Columbia River, Lake Chelan and the Cascade Mountains. Quietude and nature await you on this 14 acre piece of paradise.
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Flussfelsen Campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Peshastin, WA
Two RV sites with power and water hookups located on two and a half acres of beautiful creek-front land within minutes of Leavenworth. The two sites are adjacent to each other so renting both is a great option for large groups. Let the sound of Peshastin Creek lull you to sleep at night after a long day of fun in the Leavenworth area. Area attractions include tubing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and shopping. The campground is a quick 15 minutes from downtown Leavenworth on year-round plowed roads. Both campsites are complete with water as well as 30A power hookups, and a fire pit. Feel free to take a dip in the creek to cool down! A port-a-potty is also available for use by guests and is refreshed weekly.
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The best camping near Lake Chelan State Park guide

Overview

About

Straddling the southern banks of Lake Chelan, Lake Chelan State Park attracts campers, anglers, and water sport enthusiasts with its lakefront location and easy access to hiking. The Lake Chelan Campground has 139 campsites, including 18 partial hookup sites and 17 full hookup sites, along with restrooms and hot showers. It's a popular spot, especially among Washington families who have been coming here for generations, so it's wise to arrive early. Other park features include 495 feet of dock and a single launch, plus a couple of miles of hiking trails, horseshoe pits, a playground, and a shop offering non-motorized water sport rentals.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • You can reserve campsites through the Washington State Parks online reservation system or over the phone, but phone reservations incur an additional fee.
  • Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance, and new sites go live at 7 am Pacific time each day.
  • You can split your stay across two campsites without having to pay double reservation fees. However, this can only be done over the phone.
  • The campground is open from March through November, but sites are only reservable between mid-April and the end of September. Camping at all other times is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When to go

The best time to camp in Lake Chelan State Park is in July or August, when the weather is at its warmest and driest, but the campground consistently fills up this time of year, even on weekdays. For fewer crowds, consider visiting in September, before temperatures drop and the long rainy season begins. March through May and October through November attract fewer crowds, but the weather during these shoulder seasons can be unpredictable. 

Know before you go

  • You can pick up camping supplies, groceries, firewood, and ice, as well as coffee and sandwiches at the on-site cafe, Paninis in the Park, open seasonally until Labor Day.
  • Gas, groceries, and other supplies are easily available in the town of Chelan, about 15 minutes by car from the park, on the southeastern end of the lake.
  • You can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and hydro bikes from Barefoot Water Sports right in the park.
  • The park offers ADA-accessible camping, picnic areas, restrooms, and 0.2 miles of wheelchair-friendly hiking trails.
  • Fishing is allowed in the park, but a license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife is required.

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