In Stehekin

If you're heading up to Stehekin and plan to do any cooking during your stay, bring your own food. Only limited groceries are available here.


On Lake Chelan, there are two state park campgrounds at the southern end of the lake -- Lake Chelan State Park (144 campsites) and Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park (67 campsites) -- both of which are crowded and noisy. At the north end of the lake, along the Stehekin Valley Road, there are 11 campgrounds, several of which are served by the shuttle bus from Stehekin. Purple Point (seven campsites) is right in Stehekin and most convenient to the boat landing.

For reservations at the two state parks, contact Washington State Parks Reservations (tel. 888/226-7688; For information on campgrounds in the Stehekin Valley, contact the Golden West Visitor Center (tel. 360/854-7365; For national forest campground reservations, surf over to (tel. 877/444-6777 or 518/885-3639).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.