ALTA LAKE STATE PARK
Alta Lake State Park is a 181-acre camping park where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. Alta Lake is about two miles long and a half mile wide. The park offers good trout fishing during summer months. Lake Chelan, with its many activities, is 30 minutes away.
The mountainous terrain that surrounds Alta Lake was formed by glaciation. The native rock is primarily igneous.
The Alta Lake area was given to State Parks by the city of Pateros and was established "Alta Lake State Park" in 1951. The lake was named "Alta" in 1900 by Mr. Heinz, a jeweler from Wilbur, who was mining in the area. Finding the lake without a name, he called it after his daughter, Alta Heinz
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
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles2
Picnic Shelters, #2
The park has standard campsites, full-hookup sites, trailer dump, four restrooms, and showers. The park also has an ADA hookup campsite and an ADA standard campsite.
The park offers two group camps. RVs are allowed, but there are no RV hookups. Fees vary with size of the group.