The heart of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state sits in Lake Wenatchee, a mountain lake setting that attracts thousands of sight-seeing and a hub of recreational facilities. The Lake Wenatchee area offers many things to do, and surprisingly easy to get to.
Lake Wenatchee in the center of the state and is accessible from both sides through the State Highway 2. Seattle travelers are likely to be coming over Stevens Pass in the west, while travelers in Eastern Washington will come through the city of Wenatchee or Blewett Pass. The lake is 244 feet deep in the deepest and about six miles of just over 13 miles of shoreline. Lake Wenatchee is fed by the White River and Little Wenatchee River with snow running down the surrounding hills. Lake Wenatchee empties into the eastern end of the Wenatchee River, which flows down on the shore in front of Leavenworth, Cashmere, Wenatchee and Columbia rivers emptying the cities.
boating and fishing are available on the lake itself, as well as a number of different camping sites. On the beach, right where the lake empties into the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee State Park. The Wenatchee River State Park dividing the north and south of the southern part, which is the boat dock, beach, swimming pool and a rope. They crowded in the hot days of summer campers and locals alike cooling off in the beautiful mountain water of the beach area as well. Before entering the southern part of Lake Wenatchee State Park drive through the Nason Creek Camp. Nason Creek flows through this small camp, and the Wenatchee River. Just before the entrance to the state park, the road takes a left, if you decide to follow this lead to 3-4 miles to Glacier View Camping near the west end of Lake Wenatchee. Many Glacier View campsites sit on the shore of the lake. There is also a short trip to the Lost Lake that starts a trailhead near the Glacier View Camping. Lost Lake catchable, and a wonderful glacier-fed swimming experience. More walking closer through the Nason Creek Trail State Park.
Camping and hiking are also available on the west side of Lake Wenatchee in the catchment areas of the White River and Little Wenatchee River. The campgrounds to find a much more primitive in this area that we offer, but they are also more protected and private. In this way you can access tours to join the famous Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) that runs from Canada to California or smaller hikes to Twin Lakes and elsewhere. Forest Service and logging roads is also abundant in the field. West Lake Wenatchee, back to Highway 2, leading to Stevens Pass is skiing in the winter.
The north of Lake Wenatchee lies Fish Lake and true to its name, it is what is known. Many rental options Fish Lake and boats and cabins for the night. Beyond Fish Lake you can access the Chiwawa River area of known trail system that can be used on foot, mountain bike, dirt bike, and horse depending on what area you are. the tourists for longer endurance tracks in this area is the network the way the Entiat and Chelan Mountains across Lake Chelan, and the cities of Lucerne, Holden Village, and Stehekin, none of which is available outside roads and the beautiful Entiat River Valley.
hiking, rock climbing and camp site to the south of Lake Wenatchee in the Icicle River Canyon. The Icicle River empties into the Wenatchee River, the city of Leavenworth. Many of the state, if not the country's most beautiful hiking trails can be found outside of Leavenworth in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. Hiking and camping permits are required in most parts of this area as a way of limiting the impact of people on this treasured environment. The Icicle Canyon also offers rock climbing opportunities to a number of sites. Hiking and snowmobiling are activities Blewett Pass region, which is also south of Lake Wenatchee. The city is a shopper's paradise Leavenworth Bavarian-themed shops and restaurants, it was all fun.
east of Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth already, outdoor activities continue to be available. In addition to hiking and mountain biking can be found in the town of Cashmere, Mission Creek area can be climbers have a go, it does Peshastin Pinnacles State Park offers, and of course there is fishing and boating on the mighty Columbia River flows right Wenatchee, the largest city in the region.
from alpine skiing to mountain biking, from horseback riding to rock climbing, hard to find an equal diversity that this area has to offer. The Lake Wenatchee area has something to offer both the recreational enthusiast and the casual tourist or campers alike.