Wenatchee Confluence State Park

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Bring out the bikes, skateboards and walking shoes, and plan for an active stay at Wenatchee Confluence State Park.

This  park at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers is a popular destination for campers, swimmers, boaters, jet skiers and bicyclists. 

The mixed-use Apple Capital Loop Trail runs through Wenatchee Confluence and several riverfront parks, spanning two bridges to form a 10-mile loop along the Columbia River. Hardcore cyclists can ride it farther, turning onto the paved Rocky Reach trail and heading 5.5 miles up to Lincoln Rock State Park. A shorter, 2.2-mile extension also is available, and a quick ride into downtown Wenatchee holds promise of coffee, shopping and restaurants. 

Though Wenatchee Confluence caters to cycling and water sports fans, the park offers basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as baseball fields for those who love sports. Just want to read in your camp chair? You can’t go wrong at Wenatchee Confluence.

Park features

Wenatchee Confluence State Park is a 197-acre year-round camping park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. The north section of the park is recreation area, while the south section is a designated natural wetland area. The park offers easy access to downtown Wenatchee and to such attractions as the Rocky Reach Dam and fish ladder and the Bavarian theme town of Leavenworth.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

Chelan PUD customers: 
You can get free day-use vehicle access to Wenatchee Confluence, Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks starting July 15, 2015, when you display the Chelan PUD Public Power Benefit Day Use Parking Pass. Application information is available on the Chelan PUD website
. The Public Power Benefit Day Use Pass is offered as part of a Chelan PUD pilot study. The PUD pass may be used in place of a Discover Pass at these three parks, which are owned by Chelan PUD and operated by Washington State Parks.
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  2. Boating
  3. Camping
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ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail

Picnic & day-use facilities

The park provides one kitchen shelter with electricity, 12 tables, and a barbeque. There are 70 other picnic tables, and numerous braziers available first come, first served.



  • Footpaths

Water activities & features

  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming

Other activities & features

  • Basketball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Softball field
  • Soccer field
  • Volleyball court
  • Tennis court

Interpretive opportunities

The park offers three interpretive kiosks and an interpretive trail in the Horan Natural Area.

Additional information

  • Fishing is allowed during open season.
  • 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 the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Footpaths and a pedestrian bridge over the Wenatchee River lead to the Horan Natural Area. Bicycles are permitted on footpaths but prohibited in the natural area.