Alta Lake State Park
State Parkwrite a review 1B Otto Rd.
Pateros, WA 98846
GPS: 48.0268, -119.9387
|Last Price Paid:||$30|
|Number of Sites:||123|
|Max Length:||38 ft|
Alta Lake State Park has 32 utility spaces, trailer dump, 4 restrooms (one ADA) and 12 showers. Maximum site length is 38 feet (limited availability). Dump station available year-round, dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
Chris&David would stay here again
“Forest fire-damaged park still has some charm”
Reviewed Jul 31, 2016
Alta Lake must have been really beautiful before recent fires gobbled up many of the stately ponderosas surrounding the lake. Craggy rock formations line the far side of this medium-size lake near the town of Pateros.
It's got three distinct loops, each of which is VERY different from one another. If you want more shade, privacy and space, go for loop 1. Litle kiddos who want to swim and scream? Loop 2. Like to shade-lessly bake by yourself on a 90 degree July day? Loop 3 is for you!
Dings for the ridiculously complicated check-in and rate system that is typical of the Washington State Park system. It took us an hour to select and pay for a site on a day when half were still available. Also dings for site consistency. It's really a crap shoot if you reserve online.
I'd advise other campers to wait to pick out a site until you get here. Reserving ahead of time may get you an oddly cramped or fry-pan hot site, or one that's just plain disappointing.
Restrooms are large and have one shower each. There's a day use area with swimming beach. The lake is large enough that a float plane was able to practice take-offs and landings.
There's a snack concession by the lake, gravel pads and fire rings. But hold the flames, a burning ban is almost sure to be in effect.
Close enough to the action at Chelan for those who want a quieter camping experience...it's only a half hour away.
Very Good reception- 3 bars Verizon LTE.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- dry camping
- Partial Hookups
- boat ramp
- recreation trail
- swimming beach
- water access
- fire ring
- picnic table
- dump station
- general store
- group sites
- restrooms: flush
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