PEARRYGIN LAKE STATE PARK
PEARRYGIN LAKE STATE PARK
Pearrygin Lake State Park
© Daniel Ewert c 2008
Pearrygin Lake State Park is a 743-acre camping park in the Methow Valley in north central Washington. The park features expansive green lawns leading to 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing and boating. Old willows and ash provide shade on hot summer days.
Winter temperatures reach well below zero. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. There is an annual average rainfall of 11 inches, with an average annual six inches of snow.
Pleistocene glaciation formed the Methow Valley and all the little valleys which hold lakes in the area. Pearrygin Lake's waters come from underground springs and Pearrygin Creek, two natural sources. Water flows down off surrounding mountains into the Pearrygin Lake basin.
The park opened in 1964 as a state park recreation area. Renovation and construction of the campground was done in 1972. In 2004, 94 acres, including a store, hayfield and the West Campground were added to the park.
Two cabins are reservable from April 25 through October 29. Each cabin sleeps four and is equipped with heat and lights, single bunk-beds, double bed, small cook stove, refrigerator, sink with hot water, microwave, coffee maker and toilet. Bathroom and showers nearby.
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations). An additional $1 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:
Standard campsite, $15.
Utility campsite, $21.
Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10
An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours : 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. 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. Campsite Information : The park has 92 standard sites, 71 utility sites, one dump station, three restrooms (two ADA) and six showers (two ADA). Two campsites are primitive. Utility sites have electricity, water and sewer service. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations : For information on group camps, call the park at (509) 996-2370.
The watercraft launch at the East Campground reopens the first Friday in April, depending on snow and ice conditions on the lake.
The park has a boat ramp and 60 feet of dock.
May and June water-ski and personal watercraft operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. July and August operating hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays through Mondays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A daily permit is available for watercraft launching, vehicle parking and trailer dumping at the park for $5.Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.