Park and Trail Etiquette

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. 

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Trail tips

Keep right. Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another user.

Use no more than half the trail when you are in a group or with a pet so as not to block the flow of other users. Wheeled participants (cyclists, bladers, skaters) must ride in single file unless passing.

Be Predictable. Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind before changing positions on the trail.

 

Give an Audible Warning Before Passing. Always pass to the left. Give a clear signal by using voice, bell or horn before passing. Give the people you are passing time to respond. Watch for their reaction.

Pets Must be on a Leash. Pets and domestic animals are prohibited in designated wildlife and sensitive habitat areas.

Obey All Traffic Signs and Signals. Use extra caution where trails cross streets and driveways. Stop at all stop signs and intersections. When entering or crossing a trail yield to traffic on the trail.

Stopping. When stopping, move off of the trail. Beware of others approaching you from behind and make sure they know you are pulling over.

Be Respectful of Private Property. Trails are open to the public, but often the land adjacent to the trail is private property. Please respect all property rights.

Pack It In, Pack It Out. Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near the trail. If you drop something, please remove it immediately.

Alcoholic Beverages, Controlled Substances and Legend Drugs are Prohibited. Don’t overestimate the safety of the trail. You may need all of your reflexes quickly. Do not have them impaired.

The Nature Preserve portion of the trail on the east side will be CLOSED from DECEMBER 1 through MARCH 1 each year. (Apple Capital Loop Trail)

Trail hours are dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted. Unlit portions of the trail are for daylight use only.