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Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park
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20530 S. Lakeshore Road
Chelan, Washington   98816

Reservations: 888-226-7688
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a 235-acre inland waters camping park on the forested south shore of Lake Chelan. The park separates the mountains from the lake and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. With its modern marina, the park affords visitors excellent boating access to the upper reaches of Lake Chelan. The park is known for its boat accessibility. Boating exploration of the uplake wilderness portions of Lake Chelan is possible from the park. A nearby ferry takes visitors to a roadless community at the head of the lake. The park offers wading opportunities.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Winter: Closed Oct. 5, reopens March 27.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Sheep? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls ? Salmon? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life

Lake Chelan was carved by two competing glaciers -- the Chelan glacier and the continental ice sheet. Their back-and-forth movement created the broad lower lake and narrow upper lake. The park is set in rocky terrain, with forested areas along Twenty-five Mile Creek. The region receives an average annual rainfall of 11 inches, with 39 inches of average annual snowfall.

? Douglas Fir? Ponderosa Pine? Birch? Poplar? Rose
History of the Area
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park was a seasonal, Native American encampment site on the south shore of Lake Chelan. Native Americans came here by land to begin their uplake canoe trips and to fish and hunt at the site.

Constructed by Mr. Dave Davis, the park was operated for many years as a private resort. State Parks acquired it in 1972 and continued to operate it as a private resort under concession contracts with various tenants. Since 1988, park staff has operated the park.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The park has 46 tent spaces, 21 utility spaces (13 full hookup and eight with water and electricity), one dump station, two restrooms (one ADA) and six showers (two ADA).

Twenty-Five Mile Creek is an older campground with many smaller campsites. Access for larger recreational vehicles is limited. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability). Rugged campsites are shaded in the forested area along Twenty-five Mile Creek.

To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations: A small group camp in a quiet, grassy area separate from the campground, accommodates groups of 50 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Park Store
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Park store? Fire wood? Auto repair? Airport? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

The park has a concession with firewood, ice and basic supplies (open seasonally). Boat fuel is available seasonally. Chelan is about 18 miles away and has a variety of services, restaurants and supplies listed under available in the area.
Two boat ramps are available. The launch is generally usable from mid-June to the end of December. For up-to-date information, call the Information Center at (360) 902-8844.

There is a modern marina with moorage for 20 boats up to 23 feet long. Moorage slips are reservable from July 1 through Sept. 15 for the 2010 season. Marina slips may be available prior to July 1 depending on the lake water level. Please visit the Chelan County Public Utility District Web site for more information on the lake's water level. Visitors with campsite reservations during mid to late June may receive an e-mail advising that marina slip are reservable during the time of their campsite reservation if the water level reaches an elevation of 1098 feet. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT OR (888) 226-7688.

The boat launch is usable once the lake reaches an elevation of 1093.The marina slips are usable once the lake reaches an elevation of 1098.

Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Moorage permits are available at parks offering moorage. For information, call (360) 902-8844.

The park also sells the Lake Chelan Federal Dock Site Permit, required for use of federal docks along the lake between May 1 and Oct. 31.

The park provides a small grassy area and a few unsheltered picnic tables, available first-come, first-served.
Area Attractions
Water Activities Other? Boating (freshwater)? Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)? 2 boat ramps (freshwater)? Fishing (freshwater)? Personal Watercraft (freshwater)? Water Skiing (freshwater)? Bird Watching? Mountain Biking

Visitors may enjoy hiking and scuba diving. A nearby ferry service travels each day to the head of the lake where visitors may stop in at North Cascades National Park.

Although hunting is not allowed at state parks, the park makes a great base camp.

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Located 19.5 miles west of Chelan, Wash.

From Wenatchee : Travel North on Hwy. 97A. Drive nine miles north of Entiat, and turn left onto Hwy. 971. Continue seven miles until highway ends at south Lakeshore Rd. Turn left, and travel the lakeshore for nine miles. Turn right into park entrance.

From Chelan : Travel south on Hwy. 97A. Three miles south of Chelan, turn right onto south Lakeshore Rd. Drive 15 miles, and turn right into park.

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