Fish Creek Trail #1248

  

This 3.8 mile trail provides access into the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness from the Lakeshore Trail #1247 via the Fish Creek drainage. Rattlesnakes and ticks are common in spring. The trail is maintained yearly up to the junction with North Fork Fish Creek Trail #1248.1. Much of this trail was burned in 2001 with very high intensity burn area starting at 1 mile from the Lakeshore Trail. The only safe place to camp on the Fish Creek Trail is at Dilly Dally Camp near the end of the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click here
Fees No fees
Permit Info: Wilderness permit not required.
Usage: Light
Best Season: summer, fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Chelan, WA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Available at Moore Point Campground
Information Center: Chelan Ranger District (509)682-4900

General Information

General Notes:

Maps: Green Trails- Prince Creek, Lucerne, Stehekin, Buttermilk Butte


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 42 miles up lake to Moore Point Campground 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 24 miles to Moore Point Campground on the north shore.

From Moore Point Campground, hike up Moore Point Trail #1247.1 to junction with Lakeshore Trail #1247. Hike north (up lake) on the Lakeshore Trail until the junction with Fish Creek Trail #1248.

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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