Prince Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

SPECIAL NOTICE: Crews from the Forest Service and the Washington Conservation Corps pull and hand-spray Crupina, a noxious weed, in this area during April. The crews camp at Prince Creek Campground. The campground will be open to the public, however available camping sites will be limited and the campground will be more crowded during this time.

This boat-in campground is located on the shores of Lake Chelan and borders Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

The area offers a floating dock with a three boat capacity. Prince Creek offers six tent sites, five fire rings, five tables, and three toilets. Good site for larger groups.

Provides access to: Lakeshore Trail #1247Prince Creek Wilderness Trail #1255 within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

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At a Glance

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Fees A Federal Dock permit is required from May1st to October 31st for use of all National Forest Service and National Park Service docks. Permits must be pre-purchased before docking. Purchase a $5 Day Permit or $40 Season Pass from one of vendors around the Lake Chelan Valley at the following locations: Kelly's Hardware, Lake Chelan State Park, Manson Parks, Reed's Marine and Twentyfive Mile State Park(day permits only). The Stehekin Store also sells permits. 
Permit Info: 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.  
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Stehekin and Chelan, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Accessibility:

The majority of The Chelan Ranger District hiking and camping areas are only accessible by personal boat or ferry. The Lady of the Lake provides up lake travel 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.

http://www.ladyofthelake.com


Directions:

From Chelan, boat approximately 34 miles up lake. Prince Creek Campground is on the north shore.

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 15 miles to Prince Creek Campground on the north shore.

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: www.parks.wa.gov/293/Twenty-Five-Mile-Creek

Please Note:  Drop off stops at Prince Creek and Moore Point are by request only. If you are at Prince Creek or Moore Point waiting to be picked up, “flagging” down the boat may be necessary.


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  Latitude : 
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  Longitude : 
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  Elevation : 
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