Our Parks

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 closed. The park will remain closed until the Discovery Center reopens late spring/early summer 2021

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. 

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, closed now for extensive upgrades until summer 2021. Follow along on the journey to a whole new way to experience the Columbia River at facebook.com/VisitRockyReach.  In the meantime, visit Rocky Reach Park where there’s plenty of room to stroll.

Rocky Reach Trail is 5 miles of paved trail starting at Lincoln Rock State Park and tying into the Apple Capital Loop Trail system which allows visitors to enjoy more than 20 miles of paved trail through the Wenatchee Valley.

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.

PLAYGROUND CLOSURE

Playground
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 playgrounds will remain closed until the county enters phase 3 of Washington’s four-phased approach. Thanks for understanding.