Bonaparte Lake Campground


Bonaparte Lake Campground is located on the southern edge of Bonaparte Lake east of Tonasket, WA, in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The setting of the campground is in a mixed ponderosa pine and Douglas fir conifer forest at the base of Bonaparte Mountain. This campground has a group site, multiple family and individual campsites available.


Facilities

The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire grills. All sites can accommodate tents and some sites feature tent pads. The group site is equipped with drinking water, picnic tables, campfire grills, a community fire pit, RV/Camper parking and room for tent sites. A group shelter is available at the site. Drinking water, vault and flush toilets are also available in the campground. Access to the lake and boat launch are within walking distance.

Nearby attractions

Pipsissewa Trail to Pipsissewa Point, which overlooks Bonaparte Lake, is a two mile hike from the campground. Continuing from there onto the South Side trail #308 for five miles will take you to the Bonaparte Mountain Fire Lookout. Lost Lake Campground is approximately 10 miles away on the 33 road. Beaver Lake and Beth Lake Campgrounds are approximately seven miles away on the 32 road. Within 10 miles visitors can explore accessible and interpretive trails, geologic attractions, scenic overlooks, and scenic drives.

Natural feaures

Bonaparte Lake's elevation is at 3,600 feet and is home to multiple waterfowl species including the rare northern loon. Mule deer, elk, moose, and the occasional black bear can be sighted in the area. Bonaparte, Spur, and Cumberland Mountains surround the lake.

Recreation

Fishing is a popular activity on the lake, with anglers enjoying boat fishing for rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout as well as using the accessible fishing dock. A boat launch area is available in the campground. Kayaking, canoeing, and swimming can also be enjoyed. Hiking around the lake or up the Pipsissewa Trail, which is accessed from the southern loop, are popular activities. Taking a bike ride on the surrounding roads is also available.


Driving directions to Bonaparte Lake Campground

From Tonasket, Washington, take State Route 20 East for 24 miles. Turn left onto the Bonaparte Recreation Area turnoff (Okanogan County Road 4953). Continue on Okanogan County Road #4953 for approximately 6 miles to the Bonaparte Lake Campground entrance on the left hand side of the road.

Location and contact info

Bonaparte Lake Road, WA 98855

For campground inquires, please call:509-486-2186

Bonaparte Lake Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 12:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 10:00 AM
  • Location rating: Good
  • Max num of people: 5
  • Max num of vehicles: 1
  • Max vehicle length: 32
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Standard
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Bonaparte Lake Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Picnic table

    Fire pit

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Bonaparte Lake Campground

Camping

Hiking

Wildlife viewing

Fishing

Biking

Kayaking

Canoeing

Birding


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