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Wenatchee Confluence State Park
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Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Walter Siegmund (talk) / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Red-winged Blackbird Male Typha latifoliaViewpoint location Apple Capitol Loop Trail, Wenatchee Confluence State ParkViewpoint elevation 194 meter 637 ftView direction East-northeastLocation source Garmin GPSmap 60CSxLocation Datum WGS84
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Gene Bisbee / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Camping at Wenatchee Confluence State Park within sight of the Apple Capital Recration Loop Trail. On a 4-day bike tour from Cle Elum to Wenatchee, Washington, and back
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Raymond Cook
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Walter Siegmund (talk) / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Rock Island Pool of the Columbia River at its confluence with the Wenatchee RiverViewpoint location Apple Capitol Loop Trail, Wenatchee Confluence State ParkViewpoint elevation 197 meter 646 ftView direction NortheastLocation source Garmin GPSmap 60CSxLocation Datum WGS84
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Raymond Cook
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Raymond Cook
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Raymond Cook
Wenatchee Confluence State Park © Thayne Tuason / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Chorispora tenella along Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee, Chelan County Washington
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333 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, Washington   98801
(lat:47.4605 lon:-120.327) map location

Phone: 509-664-6373
Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a 197-acre year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Situated at the edge of town, the park has two personalities. The North Confluence is urban and recreational, while the South Confluence is a wetland natural area. Muskrat and beaver may be seen in the rivers here. The park has shaded, grassy areas, sports fields, a roped-off river swimming beach, a boat launch and walking access to the Horan Natural Area.

As if in imitation of the two rivers that meet here, the park has a dual personality. The north portion is recreational, while the south section is a designated natural wetland area. Located in a comfortable urban setting, the park offers a roped-off swimming beach, a boat launch, tennis courts and play equipment for children. A pedestrian bridge crosses the Wenatchee River. Rock climbing and winter skiing opportunities are not far from the park.
History of the Area
In 1990, 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.
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.
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 - September 30.

The park provides a group camp that accommodates 50 to 300 people. Fees vary with size of the group.
1. Wenatchee Confluence State Park offers two swimming areas: the Horan Natural Area and North Wenatchee.
2. The park provides a designated swim area with lifeguards during summer months.
3. Swimming is allowed in both Columbia River and Wenatchee River, which border the park.
4. You can also enjoy water sports like paddleboarding or kayaking besides swimming at this state park.
5. There are no indoor pools; all swimming options are outdoors within natural bodies of water.

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.
Anglers can enjoy river fishing at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers, targeting salmon and steelhead. The park's ponds offer trout fishing opportunities for a more relaxed experience. Bass enthusiasts will find smallmouth bass in these waters as well. Fishing seasons vary; check regulations before heading out.

Wenatchee Confluence State Park is located near East Wenatchee, Wenatchee

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.
In this park, biking options are plentiful but require careful navigation. Paved trails provide a smooth ride for cyclists.

There's the Apple Capital Loop Trail which spans 10 miles and is quite popular among bikers. Be cautious as it can get crowded during peak hours.

The trail offers stunning river views, so keep an eye out while cycling to avoid any mishaps due to distraction by scenery.

Mountain bike enthusiasts should note that off-road or rugged terrain paths aren't available here; stick strictly to designated areas only.

Remember: safety gear such as helmets and knee pads are strongly recommended when bicycling in public parks like these.

Lastly, be mindful of pedestrians sharing the path with you - slow down around them for everyone's safety!
1. Apple Capital Loop Trail: This 10-mile loop trail is paved and perfect for all skill levels, offering scenic views of the Columbia River.

2. Horan Natural Area Trails: A network of trails that wind through a wildlife-rich wetland area with interpretive signs about local flora and fauna.

3. Olds Station to Walla Walla Point Park Trail: An easy walking or biking path along the riverfront connecting two parks within Wenatchee Confluence State Park complex.

4. Peshastin Creek Delta Birding Route: Ideal for birdwatchers, this route offers opportunities to spot various species in their natural habitat near water bodies throughout different seasons.

5. North End Beach Access Pathway: Short pathway leading directly from camping areas towards beach access points on both sides of park's peninsula; ideal for quick trips between campsite and waterfront activities.

6. Riverwalk Crossing Pedestrian Overpass: Elevated walkway providing safe crossing over busy railroad tracks while also giving panoramic view across confluence where Wenatchee & Columbia rivers meet.

7. Wenatchee Row And Paddle Club Watercourse: For those interested in watersports like kayaking or canoeing,this marked course provides an adventurous alternative way around park via its surrounding waterways.

8. Snohomish County Centennial Trail: Although not located inside state park itself,this nearby long:distance hiking/biking trail can be easily accessed as part off day trip exploring wider region.
Nature Programs
The park offers three interpretive kiosks and an interpretive trail in the Horan Natural Area.

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Located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers at the north end of Wenatchee, Wash. in Chelan County.

From U.S. Hwy. 2:The park is about 1.3 miles off the highway. Take U.S. Hwy. 2 east, and look for park signs as you enter Wenatchee. Take Easy St. exit, and head south. Turn left at first traffic light on Penny Rd., then turn right onto Chester Kimm St. Continue to T-intersection, and turn left onto Old Station Rd. Continue past railroad tracks. Park is on the right.

From Interstate 90:Drive north on SR 28 through East Wenatchee. At stoplight at intersection of SR 28 and U.S. Hwy. 2, turn left. Move to right lane and cross Columbia River. Exit to the right immediately after crossing river and come to stop sign. Turn left and travel about 1/4 mile and turn left onto Old Station Rd. and follow roadway to the park.

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