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Wenatchee Confluence State Park
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
WENATCHEE CONFLUENCE STATE PARK
WENATCHEE CONFLUENCE STATE PARK
Miller Street
Wenatchee, Washington   98801
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.

Park hours/updates:

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.
Nature of the Area
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

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.
Camping
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.
Park Store
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.
Boating
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.



Picnicking
The park provides one kitchen shelter with electricity, 12 tables and a barbeque. To make a reservation, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. There are 70 other picnic tables and numerous braziers available first-come, first-served.
Nature Programs
The park offers three interpretive kiosks and an interpretive trail in the Horan Natural Area.
Area Attractions
Water Activities Other? Boating (freshwater)? Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)? 1 boat ramp (freshwater)? Fishing (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? 2 Basketball Courts? 2 Horseshoe pits? 1 Softball Field? 1 Soccer Field? 1 Volleyball Field

A tennis court is available. Fishing is allowed during open season. Footpaths and a pedestrian bridge over the Wenatchee River lead to the Horan Natural Area. Bicycles are permitted on footpaths but prohibited in the natural area.

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Directions
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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