Part of what makes Leavenworth such a desirable place to stay for a getaway is the abundance of recreational areas. The Washington State Parks are arguably among the top in the nation, and our beloved mountain community boasts easy access to many of them. Quite possibly the best in the area, Lake Wenatchee State Park is no stranger to outdoor enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in nature. Thankfully, NW Comfy Cabins offers a fine collection of vacation rentals in and around Leavenworth that promise to be the perfect location for going to and from Lake Wenatchee.
16 Things to Do at Lake Wenatchee State Park
Deciding how to spend your time at Lake Wenatchee State Park can seem overwhelming. That’s completely understandable, considering how many fun activities you can enjoy there! Here is a quick list of a few recreational endeavors you can experience throughout the year.
- Bird watching
- Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding
- Cross-country and Nordic skiing
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking
- Sledding and snow tubing
- Water skiing
- Wildlife viewing
The Perfect Day at Lake Wenatchee State Park
You wake up in the morning and get the coffee started before making breakfast in the comfort of your cabin. The weather is inviting, and you’ve already securely fastened your kayak to your vehicle. It’s time for an adventure! You hurriedly finish that last bite of toast and leave your plate on the table. “I can clean up when I get back.” You think to yourself. You grab snacks, a packed lunch from the fridge, and your cooler, and away you go!
First One There
You decide to find the public dock to launch your kayak from the mouth of the Wenatchee River. To your delight, you see there are no other cars in the parking lot. You unload your craft and make your way to the launch. You see Emerald Island in the distance and decide that it would be a great place to bird-watch. As you make your way to the isle, you see several types of birds flying around, dipping into the water, and catching bugs in mid-air. You also happen to witness some fish splashing about the lake’s surface. What a surreal moment!
After an easy yet rewarding paddle to Emerald Island, you decide to munch on some granola you brought with you as a snack. You remember reading on the Washington State Parks website that there are various bird species living in the park, so you decide to grab your binoculars. A couple of hours have passed quickly, and you still want to do some hiking! You pull out a small notebook to inventory the birds you saw and smile as you jump into your kayak and head back to the main shore.
Hitting the Trails
Now that you’re back at the boat launch, it’s time to check out what Lake Wenatchee State Park’s hiking trails offer. And with eight miles of trails, you doubt you’ll be disappointed. The closest route to the boat launch seems like a great place to start. You follow the path along the river and take out your binoculars. You can hear more birds cackling in the distance but aren’t sure what they’re fussing about. Before you can look, an eagle flies into the clearing with a gang of blackbirds chasing behind. You figure the baldy was trying to grab a treetop to-go order, and that’s when you remember it’s almost time for lunch.
A Personal Picnic on Lake Wenatchee
As you make it to your car, you decide to finish your visit with a nice solo picnic. You grab your small cooler with a sandwich and a frosty beverage. You notice the parking lot has many more cars than when you arrived. And it’s not surprising that Lake Wenatchee State Park becomes busier later in the day, considering how much fun you had! Either way, you’re glad you got there early. You find an empty spot on the beach and enjoy your sandwich before heading out. You can’t help but think about what you’ll do here tomorrow as you gaze out into the lake.
Washington Vacation Rentals near Lake Wenatchee State Park
Now that your imagination is activated, it’s time to start planning how you want to enjoy Lake Wenatchee State Park. The good news is that NW Comfy Cabins has plenty of vacation rentals within a short drive to the entrance! After each day of exploring, you can relax comfortably with all the amenities you’ll need to feel at home. To find out more or make a reservation, please visit us online or call 509-763-018.