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Searching for a secluded camping spot with great fishing and a host of other water sports on offer? Alta Lake State Park could be just what you're looking for.
Located ten miles southwest of the town of Brewster, and nestled in the hills near Lake Chelan, this 181-acre park allows you to immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of central Washington. Whether you want to go for a leisurely paddle, cast a fishing line, take a refreshing dip, or just relax beside the water, you'll find everything you need in the park.
And with a pretty and serene campground just a short walk from the lake, Alta Lake State Park is the ideal place to visit in a rental RV.
As you'd expect in a park located on the shores of a lake, water-based recreational activities are the main attractions in this beautiful state park. Alta Lake is approximately a mile long and half a mile wide, and it's a particularly lovely sight in the early morning or late afternoon.
For many, the lake is well-known as an excellent fishing hole. Trout, largemouth bass, and many more species call the cool waters home, and there are two boat launches available for Alta Lake State Park campers who want to find the ideal spot to cast a line. There's also 60 feet of dock space available to help make the launching process as easy as possible.
If you'd rather be in the water instead of on it, Alta Lake is also a popular swimming spot in summer. There's a designated swimming area where campers are encouraged to get wet, and kids in particular will love splashing around in the shallows. And with windsurfing and water skiing also favorite activities outside the swimming zone, there are many ways to make the most of the park's lakeside location.
Away from the water, you might like to set out on foot to explore the park's two-mile trail network. While Alta Lake State Park was severely damaged in the massive Carlton Complex fire of 2014, the natural beauty of the area has since been rejuvenated and restored. To enjoy the best of the natural scenery, you might want to hike the one-mile Bluff Trail or climb the switchbacks up to the ridge that overlooks the park — the views make the exertion of the trek well worth it.
If you want to camp at Alta Lake State Park, book an RV in Okanogan County and then find a spot to park your rig in the large campground.
Tucked away among ponderosa pines and Douglas fir trees, the campground boasts 32 full-hookup campsites and more than 90 standard campsites. Two sites are designed to be accessible for people with disabilities. The maximum site length is 45 feet, though most sites accommodate rigs up to 38 feet long.
In terms of facilities, there are four restrooms (one of which is ADA accessible), 12 showers, and an RV dump station. Each site has its own picnic table and fire ring, and there's a park store where you can buy food and firewood. Best of all, no matter which campsite you choose, you're never too far away from the lake and all its recreational activities.
However, please note that the campground is only open from the start of April through the end of October, so if you're visiting outside this period you'll need to find somewhere else to park your rig.
When you're ready to bring your Alta Lake State Park RV camping adventure to an end and start exploring the surrounding area, you'll find lots of other excellent attractions just a short drive away.
If you're looking for another beautiful Washington lake to enjoy, you'll find spectacular Lake Chelan State Park just over 30 miles to the southwest. If you'd prefer to enjoy a taste of central Washington history, steer your rental RV towards the charming village of Okanogan, where a self-guided walking tour is the best way to check out the town's historic buildings.
And if you'd rather head for a major center, Spokane is less than three hours to the east. While you're there, be sure to check out spectacular Spokane Falls, a site which will surely have you reaching for your camera more than once.
When you rent an RV near Alta Lake State Park, a whole world of adventure awaits. Regardless of whether you're planning a lazy vacation or an action-packed getaway, you'll find plenty to enjoy in and around the area.