Refrigerator Harbor Campground

Area Status: Open

This boat-in campground offers a dock with a three boat capacity. There is one shelter, four tent sites, four tables, four fire rings, and two toilets. This site is accessible year-round. Good protection from down lake winds but no protection from up-lake winds. Located close to the old Lucerne Ranger Station.

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

Kayaking and Canoeing Lake Chelan

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click here
Reservations: Chelan District camping areas are all first come first serve.
Fees: 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 $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.
Closest Towns: Holden Village and Chelan, WA
Water: No, but site is adjacent to Lake Chelan
Restroom: Pit Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Chelan, boat approximately 40 miles up lake. Refrigerator Harbor Campground is on the south 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 21 miles up lake. Refrigerator Harbor Campground is on the south shore.


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

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:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

These sites are tent-only.

No. of Sites 4 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

Domke Lake, Domke Mt. Lookout.


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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