Lake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located at the eastern end of Lake Wenatchee, a glacier- and snowmelt-fed lake situated in the Wenatchee National Forest on the eastern slopes of the Cascades Mountain Range in the state of Washington.[2] The state park covers 489 acres (198 ha) split into two parts—the north shore park and the south shore park—separated by the Wenatchee River. The park is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.[3]

Features

Lake Wenatchee covers 2,480 acres (1,000 ha) and reaches a depth of 244 feet (74 m).[4] Lake Wenatchee is the source of the Wenatchee River. Its main tributaries are the White River and the Little Wenatchee River.

Activities and amenities

The park offers 12,623 feet (3,847 m) of waterfront, a variety of fresh water activities, including fishing, water skiing, white-water kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, and facilities to launch motorboats and personal water craft. The park has camping facilities and trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians as well as areas for rock climbing. In the winter months, the park is used for cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and ice climbing.[3] Lake Wenatchee State Airport, an unimproved grass and dirt landing strip, is adjacent to the north side of the park.

View across Lake Wenatchee to Dirty Face mountain in early spring of 2004
View across Lake Wenatchee to Dirty Face mountain in early spring of 2004

References

  1. ^ a b "Lake Wenatchee State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Lake Wenatchee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b "Lake Wenatchee State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Lakes of Washington (1973) describes the lake as having a surface area of 2445 acres and an unverified maximum depth of 300 feet. Wolcott, Ernest E. (1973). "Lakes of Washington, Volume II, Eastern Washington" (PDF) (2 ed.). Washington Department of Ecology. p. 98. Retrieved March 1, 2016.

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