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.

Special Events 
All special events scheduled at PUD-managed facilities are canceled until the County enters phase 3 of Washington's four-phased approach.

Playgrounds

Playground equipment will remain closed until the County enters phase 4 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.

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

15 Days in 15 Parks

“Fish Anatomy, Lifecycle of the Salmon and Gyotaku”  Stop by anytime between 9 – 11 am to join the Rocky Reach Discovery Center in exploring external fish anatomy and lifecycle of the salmon.  You will also have the opportunity to make your own “Gyotaku” fish print.