Pearrygin Lake State Park

An angler casts her line into a glassy lake, and a sweater-clad camper sips a steaming mug of coffee. They gaze out, admiring the last tendrils of mist on the water as the rising sun plays on the amber hills above. Welcome to mornings at Pearrygin Lake.

White in the winter, green in the spring, gold in the summer and fall, Pearrygin Lake State Park is a park for all seasons. 

In springtime, the sunny weather and shrub-steppe landscape make this park a perfect escape from the late winter grays. The spring-fed lake is a fishing oasis, and the Rex Derr Trail allows hikers to take in the lake views and endless folding hills.  

In summer, a late-afternoon breeze comes up, signaling social hour. Cabin neighbors chat across decks, tiny trailer enthusiasts compare their homes on wheels, and bicyclists confer about their epic rides. Families cook, and children splash in the shallow swim areas. 

Campgrounds and day-use areas close from November to April, but snowshoeing, skiing and fat-tire snow biking are popular at Pearrygin Lake. 

Whether you’ve spent the day clocking bike miles or doing crossword puzzles in camp, you will sleep well at Pearrygin Lake and be ready for morning again. 

Park features


Pearrygin Lake State Park is a 1,185-acre camping park in north central Washington, near the Western-themed town of Winthrop. The park offers 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake and 6.5 miles of hiking trails. After Nov. 1, the park remains a haven for winter recreationists, and fat-tire snow bicycling. 
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA amenities/facilities


  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Picnic area

Picnic & day-use facilities

The East Campground has 30 unsheltered picnic tables. There is a parking area with overflow directed to boat launch parking. Available in the day-use area are a bathhouse, marked swimming beach, four barbecue stands, a volleyball court, and a large lawn with shade trees. Picnic sites are available on a first come, first served basis. There is wheelchair access to one picnic site and the bathhouse.

Activities


Trails


  • 5.5 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features


  • 60 feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Water skiing

Winter activities & features


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow play

Other activities & features


  • Amphitheater
  • Bird watching
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive opportunities


Campfire programs, if staffing levels allow, are conducted every Tuesday and Thursday night from June 15 - Labor Day. The park offers a volunteer facilitated Junior Ranger program for children. Ask for information at the registration / contact station.

Additional information


  • The park features the 3.1-mile Rex Derr trail, a multi-seasonal trail that begins at the east boat launch, traverses a hillside up through the shrub-steppe environment, skirts the old Graves Homestead and winds its way back through the east campground.
  • The area is available for winter sports, including Nordic skiing.
  • 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.