Wenatchee Confluence, Twenty Five Mile Creek, and Lake Chelan
June 4, 2015 by Rob
We’ve been lucky the last few nights and have been getting campsites with utilities, which was hit or miss for the first couple weeks. It’s a little more restful when we can keep up on editing, and we have AC. On day 19 we woke up in Wenatchee Confluence State Park… or at least two of us did.
Personally, my use of public lands tends to be finding some wide open space, hiking in 20 miles, and seeing lots of cool things, which I think is what a lot of people envision when they think of State and National Parks. But I have been reminded on this journey of what a resource many of our State Parks are to local communities. Many of our State Parks have amenities you’d expect in a City Park: play structures for children, a variety of courts and fields, and kitchen shelters. As early as we got started, we ran into people already out recreating on the trails.
We knew the highlight today, between the Columbia River and Lake Chelan, would be the waterfront. Twenty Five Mile Creek is definitely going on our list of places to come back to and camp at. We are already looking forward to returning to this sleepy little campground with a bunch of our friends and taking the place over. The view of Lake Chelan is amazing, plus it’s far enough North to get away from the crowds in town, you can camp right on the creek 50 feet from the lake, and there is a great little store that has everything you need when s’mores supplies run low!
We liked Lake Chelan State Park as well: it has a little more of a beach, but Twenty Five Mile Creek was our first pick.
Today was pretty low mileage since our parks were all close in proximity, so we rested up and got a good dinner because tomorrow we will be putting in a lot of miles!