SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK
SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK
Squilchuck State Park is a 288-acre camping park covered with forests of fir and ponderosa pine. The park sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet. This forested park sets at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The park is open on a limited basis for winter snow play, which includes sledding, inner tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Two areas are designated for sledding: one for adults and older kids and an area for young children. The park has six miles of trails for cross-country skiers. For trail and snow conditions, call Wenatchee Confluence State Park at (509) 664-6373.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Closed Sept. 24, reopens May 9, depending on snow.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds . Badgers. Bears. Bobcats. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Weasels. Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Eagles. Grouse. Hawks. Hummingbirds. Jays. Owls. Quail. Turkeys. Woodpeckers. Wrens
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Nobel Fir. Ponderosa Pine. Spruce. Apple. Maple. Daisy. Lupines. Paintbrush. Rose. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Thistle. Poison Oak. Poison Ivy
In Chinook, "squilchuc"' means "muddy water." The park land was sold to the state in 1952. The ski lodge was constructed in 1953.
The park has one group camp that accommodates up to 160 people (minimum of 20 people). There is one restroom and two showers. There are no hook-ups. Maximum space length is 30 feet (may have limited availability). Fees vary with size of the group. Reservations are required. There are no individual campsites. To reserve the group camp, call Wenatchee Confluence State Park (509) 664-6373.
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.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.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.