Special Places

Wildernesses

Fisherman in the Pasayten WildernessMore information about Wildernesses in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest including: a list of wildernesses, contact information, and wilderness permit and regulation information.

Highlighted Areas

Boulder Barrier Free Trail

Boulder Cave Day Use Site is closed for reconstruction work. There will be no public access while the day use site is closed. Additional parking spaces, new bathrooms, picnic tables, fire grills, and a new pressurized water system will be installed. The Day Use site will reopen some time in 2015.

The Boulder Barrier Free Trail is a loop trail that begins at Boulder Cave picnic area shelter


Hart's Pass Campground

Great views. Alpine meadows. This campground is located in the Hart's Pass Area, near the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. No trailers allowed on Forest Road 5400 to Hart's Pass (very narrow road).


Domke Lake National Recreation Trail #1280

The Domke Lake National Recreation Trail is a comfortable 1 ½ hour hike to Domke Lake. Plan to take water for the trip. The trail is well maintained. Vista points for viewing upper Lake Chelan are located at ½ mile and 1 mile points. The ½ mile view is worth the extra weight of a camera to photograph. Domke Lake Campground and Hatchery Camp are located on Domke Lake, along with a small cabin and boat rentals resort. There are six campsites at Domke Lake Campground with tables, fire grates, outhouses, and plenty of area to pitch tents. Hatchery Camp is only accessible by water or by cross – country. There are two sites at Hatchery Camp, with tables, fire grates, and a toilet. Fishing is excellent from boats.


Boulder Cave Trail

Boulder Cave Day Use Site is closed for reconstruction work. There will be no public access while the day use site is closed. Additional parking spaces, new bathrooms, picnic tables, fire grills, and a new pressurized water system will be installed. The Day Use site will reopen some time in 2015.

The Boulder Cave Trail begins at the parking lot of the picnic area and climbs gradually for 3/4 of a mile and then descends to the cave entrance.  The trail then leads 400' through the cave and then climbs steeply out of the canyon to the main trail.  There are interpretive signs along the trail explaining the geology of the area, plants, animals, and fire history.