Domke Lake National Recreation Trail #1280

  

The Domke Lake National Recreation Trail is a comfortable 1½ 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. The campgrounds around Domke Lake are permantly closed due to hazard trees caused by fire. 

At a Glance

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Fees For docking at Lucerne or Refrigerator Harbor Forest Service Docks:    A Federal Dock Site Boat Permit is required from May 1 – October 31 for use of all National Forest and Park Service docks on Lake Chelan.  Permits must be pre-purchased before docking.  Purchase a $5 Day Permit or $40 Seasons Pass at the Chelan or Entiat Ranger Districts, or Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters Offices (open Monday – Friday  from 7:45 am – 4:30 pm); or from one of many Chelan and Manson Area vendors.  To order by phone, call the Chelan Ranger District @ 509-682-4900 and pay via credit card during business hours.  Permits may also be purchased at Stehekin.
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Water: No
Restroom: Facilities at Domke Lake Campground, and Lucerne Campground
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Parking:

There are two main parking areas (for a fee) for up lake travel when using the Lady of the Lake services.  The Boat company dock in Chelan and Field’s Point Landing, located 17 miles out of Chelan on the South Shore road.

Field's Point Fees:

Day Use 3-12 hours: $5.00

Over Night: $7.00

5-7 Days: $30.00


Directions:

From Chelan, boat approximately 40 miles to Lucerne Landing (there are no roads that connect the City of Chelan to Lucerne or Holden).

OR

From Chelan, travel south on Highway 97A for 3 miles. Turn right onto Southshore Road and go approximately 17 miles to Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park. From the Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park boat launch, boat approximately 21 miles uplake.

From Lucerne Landing, Hike along the Railroad Creek Road #3100 for approximately ¼ mile to the Domke Lake #1280 trailhead.

Notes:
The Lady of the Lake provides passenger ferry service from Chelan to Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, and Lucerne. Please check their website for availability, fees, and scheduling: ladyofthelake.com.

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a popular boat launch for accessing many up lake recreation sites via personal boat. Please check their website for amenities, fees, and schedule: parks.wa.gov/293/Twenty-Five-Mile-Creek


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