Alta Lake State Park

Alta Lake State Park is a 181-acre camping park where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. The lake is about two miles long and a half mile wide.  Alta Lake offers good trout fishing, conditional waterskiing, and windsurfing during summer months.Lake Chelan, with its many activities, is 30 minutes away.
Alta Lake was damaged during the summer of 2014 when the Carlton Complex fires swept through the popular campground. Park staff worked during the winter season to repair areas of the park that were damaged by the wildfires. The photos below were taken the summer of 2015.  For additional photos of the fire damage, please click on the camping tab below.
Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
Picnic and Day-Use Facilities
The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity, two sheltered picnic tables, and 18 unsheltered picnic tables. All day-use facilities are first come, first served.

  • 2 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft
  • 60 foot dock
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird Watching
  • Golfing
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Additional Information
  • Sailboarding is popular with park visitors.
  • There is an 18-hole golf course in the Alta Lake area.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the park.
  • Waterskiing can be dangerous on this small lake. There are waterskiing opportunities four miles away on the Columbia River.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington State Parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.