Alta Lake State Park

State Park

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1B Otto Rd.
Pateros, WA 98846
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GPS: 48.0268, -119.9387

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 123
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Max Length: 38 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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.

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
1 review
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5

Plunkitt would stay here again

“Beautiful, quiet”

Reviewed May 14, 2018

Overall Rating

Awesome camp ground. Heavily patrolled and safe. All restrooms and showers are extremely clean. Camp sites are generally flat and nicely groomed (pine needles and cones cleaned up) and tent pads raked and smooth. Love the area.

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Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
97 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10

Chris&David would stay here again

“Forest fire-damaged park still has some charm”

Reviewed Jul 31, 2016

Overall Rating

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's only a half hour away.

Very Good reception- 3 bars Verizon LTE.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

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Oh Canada! - Beyond

Journal July 20: Departed Sandy first thing in the morning, and stopped to stretch our legs at White River Falls, Tygh Valley, Oregon which is an hour and a half from our house. From there,...

  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • pets


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