11 Parks near Chelan, Washington
Apr 2016 - $44.00
What a fantastic park this is!! All the amenities one would need and spotless! Very courteous and helpful staff when booking and during check-in. Same charming, smiling lady.
Great location, beautiful views of the lake, valley and snow capped peaks in the distance. Oh and did I mention that it's dog friendly too?
The only knock on this park, hence the rating, is the price could have been somewhat lower seeing it still was off season, but oh well.
Short drive from the RV park to several wonderful wineries such as Tsillan, Karma and Nefarious, which are in close proximity to one another.
Will most definitely return off season again and again.
I can see this RV park being an absolute ZOO during the holidays, because it's that good! - Diego Stevens
May 2015 - $38.00
Convenience was objective this time. Early season, not crowded, premium site with view of lake. In town location. We biked to wine tastings, lots of sunshine. You don't have a lot of privacy. 50-50 split of site with shade or not. - NXTSTOP
Jun 2014 - $37.00
What a neat town with an RV/camping park in the middle of all the activities. Lots to do, both for the kids and parents. The waterfront provides a clean and safe area for swimming and playing in the water. The are many wineries to visit for tasting. One of the nicest find on our trip. We would stay here again. - S_CAMPY
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Had been 27 years since I had visited, and tent camped a lot here. Park has made some good improvements in the RV area, but only one side of the strip. Tent site have been much improved too. My RV site was not one of the improved site. Those overlook a grass field, concrete patio, and driveway. Mine was level, gravel, and dirt. Site wasn't too close to friendly neighbors, cell service is good. This time of year buy firewood ahead of time as park store is closed for the season. New boat parking, new docks, still a nice beach area. I would come back. - NXTSTOP
Aug 2016 - $54.00
Pricey during prime-time, and our site was very un-level. We stayed one night. $49 + $5 booking fee. The City is workin' this nice park for all they can get! But it's a nice park, with a beach, the sites are spacious, and it's well-maintained and operated. So let's call it a good value.
We stayed in a large pull-thru site, # 24-2. The half dozen sites in this block were not leveled when they were built, so it's asphalt on sloping ground. Bring blocks and work at it when you arrive and you'll be fine. Most sites around the park are on more level ground. - Kmuinch
Jul 2014 - $35.00
This is fantastic on the south end of Lake Chelan near the town of Chelan. They have recently redone the RV sites so that they are paved, wider, and have upgraded wiring. Those are numbers 1-17. The sites across the street 18-35 roughly) are smaller. They accommodate smaller trailers (24') and have only 20 amp and water. The swimming area is great and you can rent paddle boards there or wave runners closer to town. There is a store that sells everything from breakfast to ice cream to inflatables. It is convenient but expensive. Our kids had a great time. I do wish that they had a at least one ranger patrolling at night. At times, a few other campers were loud and one or two had roaring wood fires when fires were banned due to the wildfires. Reserve early, this place fills up many months in advance for the summer. - jjwsfgiants
Aug 2011 - $31.00
This campground is all about boat access, because that's your only way to get in the water. There is a tiny swimming area that is really only good for small kids, but unless you have a boat there's no other water access here. The people were super nice and the facilities were clean. The campground is also pretty far away from Chelan, but there is a nice store in the campground for ice and firewood, etc. I thought the sites were too crowded, and there were a lot of tents on each campsite. - amandaHoops
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Excellent park. This time of year the crowds are down. First come first serve park meaning no reservation, but I do hear a rumor that this is going to change. We arrived on a Friday so our sites were limited but if you come on a Monday you can actually get a river front spot. Now in the summer months this may not apply because people are on vacation, kids are out of school, but after Labor Day I think that you could pretty much rely on the previous statement. One thing I might add is the highway runs parallel with the park. Try to get in the middle of the park or riverfront of course, but highway noise during the day can be bothersome specially on the weekends. It can't take away from the fact this park is beautiful, very well-maintained and $15 senior rate of course is a bargain. . Summertime you're right on the river got water access this was just a very nice place to stay. You could pull in here with a 45 foot motorhome and still have plenty a room here for your tow vehicle. - monaco cruiser
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Not sure about Steel Horse Rider review, but this park is almost perfect. We are full timers for over two years and this one of the nicest site, especially for the price. 50amp/water/no sewer but dump station. Paved sites, beautiful grounds, excellent view from our backin site. Will stay again. - Judgeroy
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Wonderful RV park! Our favorite so far. Anything you want is there. Plus being so close to Lake Chelan to boot. The Columbia River is very nice at this point. A campsite on the river would be ideal but not necessary. All sites are very spacious! Look for shade though. There is now a credit card machine for payment. - CR White
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Very nice small park on the Columbia River. Grassy sites with plenty of room. Paved roads and parking pads. Swim beach, volleyball, tennis, basketball, boat launch. Great views. Only caution is if you have a large rig the pull through sites are narrow and can be difficult to get into to. We got our 40' MH into site 21 but it was a challenge. Some of the curves on the interior roads are tight as well. - jprisbe
Sep 2014 - $35.00
My family and I stayed here along with many other families during my sons end of the year baseball tournament. It was a great place to come back after a day at the fields and swim and jetski in the river. Well kept park, lots of grass to throw the ball around/lawn games, sites were open to one another but it didnt matter considering it was the families of the team all right together. - PacificRVer
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Rate needs an extra $6.50 if you reserve online. Beautiful!!!! Right on the banks of the Columbia River. Boat dock, HUGE day use area. Green grass all around. I would not recommend anything over 36 feet. One or maybe two sites could take a 40+ footer. Super park. - Kirt
Sep 2016 - $30.00
The rating reflects value for money. At 30$ for a dry site we feel this place to be way overpriced. We stayed after Labor Day, so one loop was already closed. Like one of the previous reviewers experienced, we got confused by the signage and drove past the camping loops into a residential area. Luckily we only have a Truck Camper. Good luck if you pull a trailer back there.
The sites turned out to be small and unlevel, offering no privacy. The Wifi was barely usable. The best thing was the quietness at night.
Water taps are around and a dump station is on the way out.
We will not come back. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Very nice park and well maintained in all areas. Bathrooms clean. Nice grass area for outdoor activities, yet lots of "woodsy" type sites. Great fishing and nice swimming area. - Weedmans
May 2014 - $25.00
This park got great reviews in two of our camping guide books, so we decided to give it a try, but were somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, the park is pretty, nestled along the shore of Alta Lake with some sites in the pines and some in more open, and exposed areas closer to the lake. There are three loops. Loop 1 is in the woods with a variety of site sizes. It's pretty and there is some privacy, but you have to walk a ways to the lake. Loop 3 is also in the woods and has some pretty sites, but most are very small and suitable only for tent campers. Loop 2 is more open and down near the lake with some sites being right on the shoreline. There is not much privacy in this loop and the access road is narrow with tight corners. Some of the sites here are large and some are quite small. Most of these sites would be very hot in the summer, but of course you could always cool off with a swim in the lake! This loop also has some electric/water hook-up sites in what is basically a parking lot, but if you're OK with that you would have some views of the lake. On the negative side, this park now uses Washington State Parks' new variable pricing structure with different fees for Popular, Basic ,and Economy sites which you have to sort out for yourself. Also, there is no way to know which sites are available for the night except by copying down the list of open sites posted at the unstaffed entrance station, then drive to pick out your site and then walk or drive all the way back to the entrance station to put your fee in the drop-box. Why not have a drop box in each loop? Washington State Parks are increasingly understaffed with systems that are not designed for the ease of the camper. This campground has flush toilets and coin-op showers. The showers were clean but definitely showing their age. The lake is pretty, but there are lots of summer homes lining the far shore that detracts from the natural beauty in my opinion. Fishing is good judging by the success of the folks in our neighboring campsite. - BruceandKathyWA
Aug 2015 - $31.00
Located next to the Columbia River this park has grassy areas and picnic tables. There is swimming allowed in the river and kayaks, peddle oats and stand up boars available to rent. The sites are grassy and level but rather close together. Electric and water hookups only with no dump station in the park. The bathrooms and showers are adequate and relatively clean. Since there are quite a few tent sites, the restrooms are in heavy use. The hostess was exceptionally skilled in customer service and went out of her way to be helpful. The available WiFi could be used near the office only, but there is a table set and some chairs nearby that you can use while online. - Mainlygoing
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Simple, plain park next to the Columbia River. The 13 parallel RV sites are either grass or gravel with sun or shade, depending on the site. Water and electric hookups; no sewer and no dump station. Very clean park setting with boat ramps, lots of grassy areas but close to Highway 97 and fairly noisy. Verizon 4G service good but OTA television was primarily PBS (7 of the 10 channels). Dog friendly. No apparent restrictions on washing vehicles. I would stay here again. - fruffiii
Jul 2013 - $34.00
Stayed two days/nights. Park is located between Highway 97 and the Columbia River. It is located next to a boat ramp. There are 13 RV sites, 14 tent sites and 12 moorage slips for boats. The hosts were friendly. Big wide 60 ft dead end exterior road with back in sites that are easy to get into with someone “back in challenged”. Sites are grass or gravel. 30/50 amp electric, water, but no sewer. Plus no dump station at the park. Tree branches in some sites for big rigs needed to be cut back. Suppose to have Wi-Fi at the office/store but when we tried it the first night it won't connect. Didn't even try the second night. Got seven channels off the TV antenna, most of them being PBS. Had road noise due to the highway. The female host came by the 2nd afternoon and told us we had to pay $8. a night for our extra vehicle. My wife refused to pay because when she called and made the reservation, whomever she talked to she told them we had 25 ft HDT, 35 ft 5th wheel trailer and a car. Nothing was said about the extra fee. Leaving the park the entrance/exit is interesting due to a orange cone chained down in the middle. Had to use the entrance to get out running over the chained cone. - Tallboy
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Great little RV park along Columbia river, very peaceful, stayed in lower pull-thru site all services worked great, no wifi, did get good signal ATT, the upper pull-thru sites are really tight could not use if you have slides. will stay again. - bankedtime
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Small campground with boat launch right on the Columbia River. Decent sized pull throughs, however not big enough for 45' plus tow.
Clean, obviously well managed, decent view.
Needs better 'close-in' directions to campground. If you miss the correct street it's not fun.
We'd recommend it to others. - Tucsonbenz
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a delightful green, grassy park along the banks of the Columbia river just below the Chief Joseph dam. It is not busy when other parks are often full (unless the fishing is good, then it might be full). City park, with a host on site who is very nice and friendly. Quiet at night, except the fishermen might get up pretty early (like 3:00 am). The town doesn't have much to recommend it but the small grocery store is adequate and there are several Mexican stores that could be helpful with Mexican food you may be making. We will be sure to stop again on our way to Canada. - saturn7
May 2013 - $32.00
This is an older city run park and not suitable for big rigs. It was near empty during our stay so we were able to maneuver into one of the pull-through spaces. The 30 amp only service sags to 105 Volts with just a light load, water pressure is OK but the sewer hookups are a bit of a challenge. Satellite TV and Internet were OK. - JScott
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Very clean and well state park. Toxic algae levels in the lake prohibited humans or pets from swimming. There was no advance notice of this problem when we booked (just 2 days before our arrival). It was very disappointing not be able to utilize the lake in the heat of the summer. We witnessed families arrive for their reservation and immediately leave. The adjacent 9 hole golf course made our stay worthwhile. Wifi was excellent and unexpected bonus. Ice and firewood available for purchase. - RV 47
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have always enjoyed Washington State Parks and this is another nice, clean and quiet park. However, we were shocked at the price for a late October stay. 45 bucks and no sewer hook-up along with no other amenities that you would get in a private park for less money. Apparently the state has pulled all funding forcing the parks to generate their own funds. We got tagged an extra 10 bucks because we had an extra vehicle. Too bad, I'm afraid the pricing will force many low to middle income families out of the opportunity to enjoy 'their' state parks. - americana
Oct 2014 - $35.00
I really enjoy this park. It's a desert, but the park is very green and grassy with lots of mature trees. We stayed in site 23, which isn't level. In fact seems to me none of the pull through sites on the outer edge were level. Only the back in sites in the middle of the loop were level. That's okay, we made it work. There's a good swimming beach, a boat ramp and a children's playground. Rattle snakes are common in summer, so be careful with pets and small children on the outer edges of the park. No need to be terrified, just aware. The bike paths are fantastic. Grand Coulee dam is about 40 minutes away by car. There is no cell service in the park, but a town, groceries and cell service are nearby. Interestingly, there were as many tent campers as RV campers. The folks were very friendly. - SeaTeacher