11 RV Parks near Chelan, Washington
Sep 2017 - $42.00
This park is owned and operated by the City of Chelan and is very close to the town center. It is adjacent to a city waterfront park with access through it to the shoreline. It is easy walking distance into the town with a Starbucks conveniently located along the way. Our site 78 was a bit awkward to back into because of the angle of the site with respect to the road. The best sites are at the closed end of the D and E loops. The sites are older, with the pad lengths a bit short. After disconnecting our 25 foot trailer I had to angle our truck sideways and still was barely off the road. Some sites definitely required blocking to get a rig level. The electrical service was older and did not have 50 amps. No matter, just brought out the adapter. There are very large trees which provide much needed shade in the summer. We found the staff members to be very friendly and helpful. This is a very popular park particularly in the summer, as reflected in the rates and minimum stay requirements. Check their website for the rate schedule. A very nice park in a great part of Washington. - Ratch
May 2017 - $38.00
This park is right in center of town and on the Lake. Very convenient. Our site was very close to other rigs and very difficult to back into... no room to maneuver. Husband had to 'ramp' and use many blocks to get us even. Relatives could not get into park to visit, and even if they could, no where to park. When making reservations, the woman who took the reservation, was not real pleasant nor helpful, however she was not rude. Watch site number we were in and know it is very close to everyone else. - JandCandBri
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
Jun 2017 - $10.00
This was our second year camping here and always had great experience. This time we picked a "lake site" and it was super pretty. Very private came with a parking spot, close to the lake, fire pit and bench and jasmine trees all around. The restrooms were very clean and taken care of by the state park employees. The price was always reasonable, but book in advance! Did not use shower myself, but looked clean as well. Easy access to Chelan town. Will return again! - Lucie Jiraskova
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
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 2017 - $15.00
The off season senior rate of $15 is a bargain. It is a beautiful spot with a couple of caveats. To call this "big rig friendly" is a stretch. Our 45 foot motorhome was a challenge to get into ANY spot. The river front "pull thrus" are really semi circular loops that are narrow with the utility pedestals very close on one side and soft, wet grass all around. The sprinklers seemed to run almost non stop (in October?) so everything was super wet and soft. We could not pull all the way into a riverfront loop without rolling over the grass. Same with back in sites that had too sharp of an angle off the roads. We finally pulled about halfway into a loop site and had our front door overhanging the sopping wet grass. Great place if you can find a place to fit. I would say that 35 to 40 feet would be max. The sites are plenty long, but have turns that are too sharp. - Drakelos
Sep 2017 - $15.00
Lovely, very green PUD park right along the Columbia river. Some OTA tv stations. And the fee for seniors in the off season is a terrific deal. ($15). Sites and roads are paved, and sites have full hookups. Very dog friendly, and sites have a paved patio with a large table and views of the river. Would most definitely stay here again.a. - frmOregon
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
Jul 2017 - $43.00
Nice campground located on a lake fed by the Columbia River. No Wi-Fi, but good Verizon wireless connection. No sewer but a dump station is available. No cable or OTA TV channels. Marina inside the park but no boat rental. - Bburgbrewer
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
Jun 2017 - $1.00
We were camp hosts for this park. Three years ago the park was caught in the Carlton Complex fire, the largest in Washington's history (over 250,000 acres burned) and was nearly destroyed. Hundreds of ponderosa pine and shade trees were reduced to ashes. Since then, the park has been in recovery. New trees have been planted and the native sumac has returned. You can obviously still see the devastation but it now lends the park a very rustic atmosphere enhanced by the predominately tent camping site arrangements. With a few exceptions sites are gravel and mostly dry camp with nearby water. There are water/power sites as well and depending on location a choice of 50 or 30 amp. Very few FHU but there is a dump station. The main attraction is the namesake - Alta Lake with trout, kokonee salmon, and bass. There is a large marked swim area and a concessionaire stand for food, ice, and firewood. Personally, I feel the state mandated pricing is high as the park is still recovering from being wiped out. - DennisK
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
Apr 2017 - $40.00
This is a pretty basic campground, no frills, however the hookup fees were high considering there was no sewer or cable. Tent campers nearby. Beautiful location, though, on the waterfront. We'd stay again, though, when visiting Wenatchee as most of the other campgrounds filled up pretty quick. - Bport
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
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
Sep 2016 - $30.00
A very nice park with pull throughs, paved pads and grass patios. Not a lot of space between sites, but ok for us. Quiet, peekaboo views of the Columbia (trees along the banks). Verizon and Sat TV worked well. We would have given it a 10 if the sites at been immediately next to the river with unobstructed views. We will go back when in the area again. - rncordy
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
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