Prince Creek Campground

Area Status: 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.

Lake Chelan Boat-in and Drive-to Campground Guide and Map

Kayaking and Canoeing Lake Chelan

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click here
Reservations: No reservations available. Campsite is first come, first serve.
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 $10 Day Permit or $75 Season Pass from one of the vendors around the Lake Chelan Valley. Click here for a list of vendors and more information about dock permits. Campers hiking in or dropped off by the ferry and not using the dock do not need to pay the fee.
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


Commercial Ferries
The Lady of the Lake and Stehekin Ferry provide commercial passenger ferry service between Chelan, Fields Point Landing, and Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, Lucerne and other locations along Lake Chelan. These commercial ferry services provide a variety of transportation options for the public. Please check their websites for availability, fees, and scheduling: and

Personal Boat

Boat Launches
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:

There are also boat launches from Manson, Chelan and Lake Chelan State Park. Click here to visit for more information on the boat launches around Lake Chelan. None of these launches are managed by the Chelan Ranger District.

Boating Distances

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


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

These sites are tent-only.

No. of Sites 1 single site(s), 5 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
Fire Information Please contact ranger districts directly for more information, and please, observe all burning and campfire restrictions.

Current Restrictions- Learn what restrictions are currently in place

Day Hiking

General Info:


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.


Boating - Motorized

Fees: $10 Daily Dock Permit, $75 Annual Dock Pass
Permit required?: Y

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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