WENATCHEE CONFLUENCE STATE PARK
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.
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to duskWinter: 6:30 a.m. to dusk
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 Fish & Sea Life? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Marmots? Muskrats? Otters? Raccoons? Skunks? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Hawks? Herons? Ospreys ? Salmon? Trout? Walleye
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life The grassy park is shaded by deciduous trees and fronted by two rivers. The climate is dry, and summer temperatures are in the 80's and 90's.
? Cedar? Ponderosa Pine? Ash? Birch? Maple? Oak? Poplar? Daisy? Lupines? Rose
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.
The park has eight tent spaces, 51 utility spaces, one dump station, six restrooms (all ADA) and 16 showers (eight ADA). Maximum site length is 65 feet (may have limited availability). Utility sites have full hookups. All sites have a picnic table and campfire grill. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations: The park provides a group camp that accommodates 20 to 300 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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.
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.
A two-lane boat ramp, boarding float and boat-trailer parking are available near the day-use area.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.