Rocky Reach Discovery Center


PUD-operated parks remain open including trails, restrooms and boat launches.
Check here before you head out:

 Beebe Bridge Campground is tentatively scheduled to open June 6.
The park will open June 1 for day use only. This includes the boat launch and restrooms.
*These dates are subject to modification.
Camping at Beebe Bridge Park is not allowed until Douglas County enters Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee's
four-phased approach.

Rocky Reach Park will remain closed until June 1.
*Discovery Center and Playground will remain closed.

Shelters will remain closed until June 15. Reservations will not be accepted.

All special events scheduled at PUD-managed facilities are canceled until July 6.

Playground equipment will remain closed until July 6.

All scheduled ballfield activities will remain closed until June 15. Ballfield tournaments and large events will be canceled until July 6.

*These dates are subject to modification based on changes to Washington’s phased reopening approach.

We're updating this community treasure

The Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam has amazed and amused our Wenatchee Valley neighbors, and visitors from around the globe, since the 1960s. Hard to believe, but very little has changed there since it opened -- when gas cost 30 cents a gallon and phones hung on the wall.

You’re invited to buckle your seatbelt and blast off with us on a journey to a 21st century learning experience. Changes coming over the next 18 months will make sure this community treasure continues to provide lasting value for the next 50 years.

Here’s what’s coming:

• Expanded and updated exhibits in the Discovery Center

• Big new windows in fish viewing

• Hands-on displays and exciting new ways to experience the Columbia River

Spring 2021: Grand re-opening

During construction, there still will be many of the popular education programs including Summer Science and River Ramble. Some will be held in Rocky Reach Park, which will stay open, and in other Chelan PUD parks. 

Join us in celebrating our past and embracing the Discovery Center’s future
Visit now, follow the progress of our journey to the future on this page, and get ready to party in spring 2021 at our grand re-opening. Stay tuned for more information!

Rocky Reach Discovery Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam, easily accessible from Highway 97A, and offers ample parking for guests, including recreational vehicles and buses.

5000 State Hwy 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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The Discovery Center is currently closed.

Rocky Reach Park will reopen on June 1, 2020 and Close on Sept. 30, 2020

For information about upcoming events, group tours, weddings in our pergola, and reservation questions, please call (509) 663-7522.

 Online shelter reservations are required and are taken on a first come, first served, basis.

Playground equipment will remain closed until July 6, 2020



Summer Science Adventure Camp

Attention parents and grandparents of kids entering 4th and 5th grade in the Fall of 2020:  Registration opens on March 1st for our annual Summer Science Adventure Week hosted by Chelan PUD's Education Specialist, Bob Bauer! From magnets and energy to circuits and gravity, Bob engages kids in learning about hydroelectricity. Classes fill up quickly, so don't wait!