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Wenatchee River Ranger District Road Conditions

 
Road Name and Number Condition  
Beehive Rd 9712 OPEN
Chiwawa River Rd 
6200

OPEN 
Last 5 miles are rough, may not be suitable for low clearance vehicles.

Phelps Creek Road
6211
OPEN
Very rough, not suitable for low clearance vehicles.
Meadow Creek Rd
6300
OPEN
White River Rd 
6400

OPEN 

Little Wenatchee Rd
6500

OPEN

Smithbrook / Rainy Creek Rd
6700

OPEN

Mission Creek Rd
7100
OPEN
Number Two Canyon Rd 7101 OPEN
Tip Top Rd
7202
Closed due to washout
Scotty Creek Rd
7324
OPEN
Van Creek Rd 
7520
OPEN
Icicle Road 
7600
OPEN 
Eightmile Rd
7601

OPEN

* See new PARKING RESTRICTIONS below

Derby Canyon
7400 - 7401
OPEN
Tronsen Meadow
7240

OPEN

Hatchery Creek
7905
OPEN

Please do not park vehicles in front of any gates whether they are open or closed!

* On September 3, 2019 the Wenatchee River Ranger District implemented a NO PARKING restriction for the entirety of Road 7601, from the start at Icicle Road 7600 to its terminus at Stuart Lake Trailhead. Parking is only allowed in the Eightmile and Stuart/Colchuck Trailhead Parking Lots.

These trailheads, which access the Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, routinely experience intense demand through the summer months and early autumn.  As visitor use has increased dramatically over the past decade, parking and related safety and resource issues have also been compounded.  On several days of the week during this time of the year, especially the weekends, parking can extend on both sides of this one-lane road from Stuart Lake to Eightmile Lake trailhead and beyond.  This creates public safety issues and concerns along this one-lane road as it relates to the ingress/egress for emergency vehicles, to user conflicts between motorized vehicles accessing the trailheads and pedestrians walking the road to and from the trailhead.  As is, parking for emergency response vehicles and Search and Rescue volunteers is severely affected by the overly congested parking at the trailheads. 

These trailheads and parking areas have been documented to be well beyond their capacity, causing repeated natural resource and sanitation issues as well.  This has created a public health concern at the 2 toilet facilities, one at each trailhead.  As they are over capacity they are often lacking sanitary supplies, which has resulted in sanitation issues and public health concerns in the forest area adjacent to the trailheads (litter and human waste).

 





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