Entiat Ranger District


Creek along trail to Silver Falls

The Entiat Ranger District is a tapered slice of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, located in the more arid eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains. It extends from the Chelan Mountains in the northeast to the Entiat Mountains in the west.  The Entiat River Valley splits the Entiat Mountains from the Chelan Mountains, with the Columbia River flowing to the south and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area standing majestically to the north. The landscape is dominated by wildfire ecology. Many areas of the Entiat Ranger District are excellent to observe examples of forest restoration, after large wildfires have occurred. Elevations range between 800 to more than 9,000 feet. The total acreage is 272,101 acres, which includes the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area at 25,557 acres.

High-quality recreation of all types exists in the Entiat Ranger District. The broad range of campgrounds and hiking trails provide access into relatively undeveloped zones of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that are excellent for hiking and fishing in solitude. Deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, at the end of the Entiat River Trail you can observe the last remaining remnants of the once massive Entiat Glacier. The glacier still clings to the impressive Entiat headwall, home to three 9,000’ peaks: Mt. Maude, Seven Finger Jack and Mt. Fernow. The Entiat Ranger District is also home to one of the nation’s most extensive multiple-use trail systems. This beloved trail system parallels lush alpine meadows, passes with pristine mountain lakes and climbs to lofty summits with breathtaking views of the wild North Cascade Range. Much of this trail system can be traveled by off-road motorcycles, mountain bikes, horses or hiking. 

The Entiat Ranger District is also part of a larger success story occurring on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Proper land management practices have made the ranger district an amazing place for viewing a wide variety of wildlife. This includes elusive species like wolverine, moose, deer, bear, eagles, salmon and steelhead that frequent the Entiat Ranger District.

Entiat River Road Mileage chart -- shows distance to campgrounds and road junctions from Highway 97A.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Entiat Recreation / Roads Conditions
Closest Towns: Entiat, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.

General Information

Directions:

Driving Directions to Ranger Station

From the north starting out of Chelan, WA, and travel south on U.S. Highway 97-Alt. for 18.8 miles to Entiat. Then, make a right turn on Hyland Avenue by the bank and food store. Make an immediate left turn onto Entiat Way.  The Entiat Ranger Station is on the right about 1/8 mile up Entiat Way.  If you cross the Entiat River bridge stop, turn around and try again.

From the west, south and east, start out of Wenatchee, WA. Then, where U.S. Highway 2/U.S. 97 north merge take the ramp to U.S. Highway 97- Alt.-North. Proceed 15.8 miles north to Entiat. Make a left onto Hyland Avenue by the bank and food store. Make an immediate left onto Entiat Way. The Entiat Ranger Station is on the right about 1/8 mile up Entiat Way. If you pass a gas station on U.S. Highway 97-Alt. you have gone too far north. 

See LOCATION MAP

2108 Entiat Way
P.O. Box 476
Entiat, WA 98822
(509) 784-4700 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (509) 784-9402


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Entiat Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Entiat Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Entiat Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Entiat Ranger District

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Entiat Ranger District

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Entiat Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Entiat Ranger District

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Entiat Ranger District

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Entiat Ranger District

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Entiat Ranger District

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Entiat Ranger District

Target Shooting

The forest is generally open to this activity. We do not have a recommended areas for shooting.  However regulations do address areas where the activity is specifically prohibited (such as campgrounds, administrative sites, rental cabins/ lodges, etc.). See below.  Additionally, hanging targets on trees is prohibited because it causes resource (timber) damage.  It is best to find an earth slope as a back stop to any shooting activity.  Other municipal and county ordinances may apply.  Most municipalities prohibit shooting within 1 mile of the city limits. 

36 C.F.R. § 261.10  --

Prohibited:

(d) Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows:

(1) In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area, or

(2) Across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result in such discharge.

(3) Into or within any cave.

Interpretive Areas

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Entiat Ranger District

Snowmobiling

Areas for Snowmobiling at Entiat Ranger District