Rocky Reach Discovery Center

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

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
The campground opened June 11, 2020 
5 or fewer people outside of the household may be allowed in a campsite

  Rocky Reach Park 
Rocky Reach Park is open for day use only.
*Discovery Center and Playground will remain closed.

Park Shelters
Shelters will remain closed until the County enters phase 3 of Washington's four-phased approach. Reservations are not being accepted at this time. Please note, Chelan County is only in Modified Phase 1 so it is unlikely that shelter reservations will be available in the near future so please plan accordingly.

Special Events 
All special events scheduled at PUD-managed facilities are canceled until the County enters phase 3 of Washington's four-phased approach. We understand that special events take many hours to plan and that there may be significant expense involved and wish we could provide an estimated timeframe for scheduling events. However, given current COVID-19 case counts and the fact that Chelan County is in Modified Phase 1, we are not accepting any applications for special events until further notice. Special events may resume 30 days after Chelan County reaches Phase 3, subject to any group restrictions imposed by State or County officials. 

Playgrounds

Playground equipment will remain closed until the County enters phase 3 of Washington’s four-phased approach.

Ballfields
Ballfields will remain closed to reservations until the County enters phase 3 of Washington’s four-phased approach. This includes league games and tournaments. 

*Please note that these rules and restrictions are subject to change as additional guidance is issued by State and County sources. We ask for you understanding and patience during these challenging times. 

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, Rocky Reach Park is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Sept. 30.

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.


Address
5000 State Hwy 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Get directions

Hours
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 further notice.

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Events

Fall Harvest Roundup

Stay tuned for more details about the 2019 Fall Harvest Roundup!