Bring out the bikes and walking/running shoes, and plan for an active stay at Wenatchee Confluence State Park.
This park at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers is a popular destination for campers, swimmers, boaters, jet skiers and bicyclists.
The mixed-use Apple Capital Loop Trail runs through Wenatchee Confluence and several riverfront parks, spanning two bridges to form a 10-mile loop along the Columbia River. Hardcore cyclists can ride it farther, turning onto the paved Rocky Reach trail and heading 5.5 miles up to Lincoln Rock State Park. A shorter, 2.2-mile extension also is available, and a quick ride into downtown Wenatchee holds promise of coffee, shopping and restaurants.
Though Wenatchee Confluence caters to cycling and water sports fans, the park also offers basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as baseball fields for those who love sports. Just want to read in your camp chair? You can’t go wrong at Wenatchee Confluence.
Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a 194-acre, year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. The north section of the park is a recreation area, while the south section is a designated natural wetland area. The park offers easy access to downtown Wenatchee and to such attractions as the Rocky Reach Dam and fish ladder and the Bavarian theme town of Leavenworth.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.
Chelan PUD customers: You can get free day-use vehicle access to Wenatchee Confluence, Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks when you display the Chelan PUD Public Power Benefit Day-Use Parking Pass. Application information is available on the Chelan PUD website. The Public Power Benefit Day Use Pass is offered as part of a Chelan PUD pilot study. The PUD pass may be used in place of a Discover Pass at these three parks, which are owned by Chelan PUD and operated by Washington State Parks.
The park provides one kitchen shelter with electricity, 12 tables, and a barbeque. There are 70 other picnic tables, and numerous braziers available first come, first served.
Water activities & features
Other activities & features
The park offers three interpretive kiosks and an interpretive trail in the Horan Natural Area.
Fishing is allowed during open season.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington State Parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Footpaths and a pedestrian bridge over the Wenatchee River lead to the Horan Natural Area. Bicycles are permitted on footpaths but prohibited in the natural area.
Located in Chelan County on the Columbia River, Wenatchee Confluence offers two-lane watercraft launch, and boat-trailer parking is available near the day-use area.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following: • An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or • An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or • A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
Daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 are available for purchase at the park. Annual permits may also be purchased at State Park Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Latitude: 47º 27' 31.68" N (47.4588) Longitude: 120º 19' 33.97" W (-120.3261)
The park has eight standard campsites, 52 full-hookup sites, one dump station, six restrooms (all ADA) and 16 showers (eight ADA). Maximum site length is 65 feet (limited availability). All sites have a picnic table and campfire grill. Individual campsites are reservable from April 1 - Sept. 30.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
The park provides a group camp that accommodates 50 to 300 people. Fees vary with size of the group.
Reservations & fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Services & supplies
A variety of services are available in nearby Wenatchee. A number of attractions are available near the park, including Ohme Gardens, Rocky Reach Dam, Mission Ridge Ski Area, and Washington State Apple Commission Visitor Center.
In 1990, Washington State Parks classified these park lands so that the north site would be a recreation area and the south site a natural area. The south site was designated the Horan Natural Area, 97-acres of natural environment and wetlands.