Our Parks


PUD-operated parks remain open including trails, restrooms and boat launches.
Check here before you head out: http://www.chelanpud.org/parks-and-recreation/fishing-and-boating

 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.

As part of our responsibility as stewards of Chelan County waterways, we've built 15 parks covering more than 700 acres. These parks welcome more than 3 million visitors each year. Come see our parks for clear water, clean air and good times.

The parks were developed under recreation plans required by the federal government as part of the PUD's licenses to operate the Rocky Reach, Rock Island, and Lake Chelan hydro projects. Between 1978 and 1995, the PUD spent $67 million developing these 15 recreation facilities.

Ballfield complexes within the parks provide baseball and soccer fields for local teams and also attract regional tournaments to the area.

The Apple Capital Loop Trail is a 10-mile long picturesque loop along the east and west shores of the Columbia River in the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee area. The trail is well used for walking, jogging, skating and riding bicycles.

Reach 1 Trail, completed in 2010, provides a scenic opportunity for local people and visitors to explore the Chelan River Gorge.

The PUD also operates the Rocky Reach Discovery Center, where you can look a salmon in the eye through windows on the fish ladder. The Discovery Center provides guided and self-guided tours through the powerhouse and Museum of the Columbia, one of the most exciting and innovative interpretive museums of the West. The Discovery Center offers educational programs for young and old throughout the visitor season.

Both the Columbia River and Lake Chelan are popular for boating and fishing. The PUD gathers information on river flows and water temperatures, lake levels, and fish counts as part of operating PUD hydro projects and provides this information to the public. For all available data, use the links on this page or go to our Fast Facts page.


Fresh air & exercise is important! Keeping our parks & trails open while protecting parks visitors & employees is important to us too. However, we can’t effectively sanitize play equipment, so until COVID-19 impacts ease, play equipment is closed. Thanks for understanding!