Lake Wenatchee State Park

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Lake Wenatchee
Location Cascade Range, Chelan County, Washington, US
Coordinates 47°48′41″N 120°43′40″W / 47.81139°N 120.72778°W / 47.81139; -120.72778Coordinates: 47°48′41″N 120°43′40″W / 47.81139°N 120.72778°W / 47.81139; -120.72778
Primary inflows White River, Little Wenatchee River
Primary outflows Wenatchee River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 2,480 acres (1,004 ha)
Max. depth 244 ft (74 m)
Islands Emerald Island

Lake Wenatchee State Park covers 489 acres (198 ha) with 12,623 feet (3,847 m) of waterfront on Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. Lake Wenatchee is a glacier and snowmelt fed lake situated in the Wenatchee National Forest on the eastern slopes of the Cascades Mountain Range in the U.S. state of Washington. It is split into two parts, the North Shore and South Shore state parks, separated by the Wenatchee River. The lake covers 2,480 acres (1,004 ha) and reaches a depth of 244 feet (74 m). Lake Wenatchee is the source of the Wenatchee River. The main tributaries include the White River and the Little Wenatchee River.

The park offers camping and a variety of fresh water activities, including fishing, water skiing, white-water kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, and facilities to launch motorboats and personal water crafts. There are areas for rock climbing. Also, the park offers a large system of trails open to hikers and equestrian riders. In the winter months the park is used for cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and ice climbing.

Lake Wenatchee State Airport, an unimproved grass and dirt landing strip is located nearby.

View of Lake Wenatchee in early spring of 2004.

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