Pearrygin Lake State Park

Pearrygin Lake State Park is a camping park with more than 1,200-acres in the Methow Valley of north central Washington. The park features expansive green lawns leading to 11,000-feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake.

The lake offers swimming, fishing, and boating. Old Willows and Ash provide shade on hot summer days. Hikers can also walk the Rex Derr Trail, a 3.1-mile loop through the east campground and along the shrub steppe hillside above Pearrygin Lake.
  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.



  • 5.5 miles of hiking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • 60-feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft
  • 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.