Basalt Pass Trailhead

Mountain Biking

The trailhead is located 9.5 miles up the Chiwawa Valley Road #6200, then right on Chikamin Creek Road #6210 for 5.5 miles.

Birding Blog


Blue Sky Outfitters

Blue Sky Outfitters
Phone: 800.228.7238
All River Adventures
Phone: 800.743.5628

Festival Concert III: From North to South

CaptureFestival Concert III: From North to South

Beethoven, Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major, Op.69
Ingolf Dahl, Concerto à Tre for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70

Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Sleeping Lady TICKETS


Festival Concert IV: From Light to Dark

CaptureFestival Concert IV: From Light to Dark

Haydn, Piano Trio in E Minor, Hob. XV:12
Poulenc, Sonata for Flute and Piano
Brahms, String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Sleeping Lady  TICKETS

Festival Concert V: From the Earth to the Ether

CaptureFestival Concert V: From the Earth to the Ether

Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Viola
Walton, Sonata for Violin and Piano
Shostakovich, Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67
Ravel for Piano Four Hands

Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Sleeping Lady  TICKETS



Festival Concert VI: From the Profane to the Sacred

CaptureFestival Concert VI: From the Profane to the Sacred

Stravinsky, Rite of Spring for Piano Four Hands
Brahms, Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

Snowy Owl Theater, Sleeping Lady   TICKETS


Fish Lake Fun

Fish lake is a 600-acre lake located one mile northeast of Lake Wenatchee. Public access to Fish Lake is available at the Cove Resort. It has one boat launch and offers RV parking, cabins, and a store. The lake and resort are open year round.

The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, German browns, perch, and bass. The lake is perfect for trolling, dock fishing, and fly fishing. There is great ice fishing in winter!

Glacier View Campground

Glacier View Campground is on the southwest shore of Lake Wenatchee with a beautiful view north to Glacier Peak. Directions: From the intersection of Highway 2 and Rt 207 drive north on 207 to Cedar Brae Road (Country road 413), turn west, follow 413 about 5 miles to the campground.

23 single sites
16 walk in sites
RVs to 15 ft
Potable water, 4 valut toilets
Northwest Forest [Read More…]

HELP is on the way! Monday 5pm August 31, 2015


“Scouting is underway on how best to build a firebreak and protect structures if needed in the Chiwawa Valley.”  The scouting has been completed and the heavy machinery is now at work.  The first part of the firebreak is being constructed along the Meadow Creek Road to the Chiwawa River Bridge, and from there it will extend all the way to the other side of the Beaverhead Hill.  Its placement is to protect the homes and businesses from Lake Wenatchee all the way to the Ponderosa community.  The incident commander met with the heavy machine operators near Cole’s Corner at about 1pm today before they headed out to the work sites.  Certainly the weather has been helpful, but continued preparation on their part and at the individual home owner’s level needs to be our first priority.  Firewis-ing your property and the surrounding properties is the only way we can reduce our risk.


Bill & Nancy Miller

Help Wanted at Thousand Trails

CaptureGreat opportunity for a year round full time position in Leavenworth, near Lake Wenatchee.

40 hours per week starting at $10.50 per hour. Mostly morning shifts, five (5) day work week, off Tuesday & Wednesday. We are open year round. Excellent working environment, must be a self-starter and have excellent cleaning standards.

Would like an experienced housekeeper…., but will [Read More…]

Hidden Lake Trailhead

If you have enough M&Ms with you, you can probably coax your kids up this short trail. The lake is surrounded by thick forest and brambles. There are no views to speak of but the massive Ponderosa pines will take your breath away.

The lake can be crowded during the summer season with hikers and people pretending to catch fish. The water is nice for a swim by mid-summer. Directions [Read More…]

Icicle Creek Center For The Arts

CaptureIcicle Creek Center For The Arts

Located in Leavenworth, Washington – the quaint Bavarian town featuring hundreds of tourist activities including music, theater, hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, tubing and dancing. Make Icicle Creek your destination during your visit and experience exceptional performances in the lively arts! Located amidst the beautiful Cascade mountains surrounding [Read More…]

Icicle Creek Chamber Players “BIG WORKS/BIG IDEAS”

CaptureJoin us for the final concert of the “BIG WORKS/BIG IDEAS” season. Featuring Christina Dahl and Oksana Ezhokina, pianists. Program includes: Three Slavonic Dances for Piano Four Hands, Op. 46,   A. Dvorak; Ma mère l’oye for Piano Four Hands, M. Ravel; The Garden of Eden for Two Pianos, W. Bolcom; Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17, S. Rachmaninoff.   TICKETS

Kahler Glen Athletic Club

kahler_glenn_logo20625 Haight Drive
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Website:Kahler Glen Athletic Club
P. (509) 763.0560
P. (509) 763.2121

The Kahler Glen Athletic Club is a private non profit athletic facility located at the Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort adjacent to Lake Wenatchee State Park. The KGAC address is 20625 Haight Drive, Leavenworth, Washington, 98826. The [Read More…]

Kahler Glen Athletic Club


509 763 0560

King Lear at Snowy Owl

CapturePresented by National Theatre Live – An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favorite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear\’s world descends into chaos.


Lake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park, By Bernice Schick

Lake Wenatchee State Park
21588 Hwy 207 Leavenworth, WA 98826

Current snow/weather at the park here:   Weather Station
Local forecast: National Weather Service Point Forecast

Grooming Report: Trails are grooming out very nicely. A few thin spots under dense forest and along shorelines, but easily skied around.   All trails in the North and South Park completed at 7 a.m.   Groomers are heading to Chiwawa See & Ski right now; expect to complete that trail system around 10 a.m. We hope to begin grooming Kahler Glen trails by next weekend.   Weyerhaeuser-owned Nason Ridge trails will not open to the public for skiing until January 1 due to their new public access policy. We hope to have this fixed for next season.

Permits: Will be required effective Friday, 12/18). A Season Sno-Park pass with Groomed Trails sticker will get you into all parking areas ($80). The Daily Sno-Park pass $20) also requires an Annual or Daily Discover Pass in the park. Also, we are providing self-pay stations at each parking area within the park for daily Sno-Park and daily Discover Passes.   Sno Park permits are available online: Buy a SnoPark Permit   Local vendors include Derr Sportsman, Kahler Glen Golf and Ski Resort, Midway Grocery, and Plain Hardware.

X-C Trail Descriptions and Grooming Schedule:

South ParkApproximately 12 k groomed trails, double-tracked. Within the state park, the total includes a series of 1-3 km loops and longer runs through forest, along the lakeshore, and above the Wenatchee River. Open loops groomed in and around Kahler Glen Golf Course.  These trails will typically be groomed Thursday through Monday.

Nason Ridge Backcountry:  This 20-kilometer groomed trail system begins at the Nason Ridge Sno-Park at Kahler Glen, within the South Park trail system.  The first 7 k (“Lower Nason”) has rolling hills.  At 7 k a challenging 13 k loop option begins (“Upper Nason”).  The trail climbs 1,500′ to access miles of rolling, open, ridge-top terrain.  The panoramic views of Lake Wenatchee and the surrounding Cascade mountains are spectacular.  All trails are groomed with one track lane and a wide skating lane.  Lower Nason Thursdays and the entire trail system including Upper Nason Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  Challenging loop trip options are possible by way of the un-groomed Nason Ridge hiking trail. The great majority of this trails system lies on private land owned by Weyerhaeuser.  Many thanks to Weyerhaeuser for allowing access!

North Park:  The groomed trails in the North Park area provides 5.3 k of scenic trails which loop through the campgrounds, follow the river and lake shores, and run through quiet stretches of forest. This area offers a less-traveled alternative to the sometimes busy trails in the South Park area. These trails will typically be groomed 3 – 4 times weekly Thursday through Monday as conditions and equipment allow. Full skate lanes in the camp loops, the rest double-tracked with mini-skate lane (5.5 ft)

Chiwawa See and Ski:  This Sno-park offers the “See and Ski” Trail, an 8 k groomed loop with a full skate lane (8 ft) and single track for the entire route. Trail passes through the forest and along the Wenatchee River.  This trail will typically be groomed 2-3 days / week, Friday through Monday. Dogs are allowed after 12 noon! We’ve added a new bypass route that allows us to avoid low snow issues along the river bank.

Snowshoe Trail Information:  South Park:  Here we offer a 1.8-mile loop trip and a route to Nason Ridge for the more adventurous.  The loop follows Wenatchee River and Nason creek then returns to the beach through a Ponderosa Pine / Douglas fir forest.   The Nason Ridge trail runs 2.7 miles from beach to ridge top.  Great views begin about one mile from the beach.

North Park:  A 2-mile loop is maintained along river, lakeshore and through forest.  Thanks to our volunteers!

Chiwawa: A 1.5 or 3.8 mile semi-loop snowshoe trail – 600’ elevation gain, great views. Volunteer built!

Sled Hill:   A moderate slope, about 150’ long. Good for families.  Located in the South Park. Currently groomed.


Leavenworth Outdoors Center


Whitewater & Scenic Rafting

Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons

River Tubing

Paddleboard and Bike Rentals

Rabbit Hole at Snowy Owl

CaptureDon’t miss the 1st live play performed on stage at Snowy Owl!  A dramatic play that explores tragedy that can affect any family. Tickets

River Recreation

River Recreation
Phone: 800.464.5899
White Water Rafting

Salmon Habitat Project

CaptureBeginning June 16th crews will be working on a salmon habitat project on the White River between the Sears Creek and Little Wenatchee River Road bridges. We expect construction to last 4-5 weeks. Boats will be installing pilings throughout a 1.5 mile stretch of the White River to collect and retain woody material. Access to the river will remain unrestricted during construction; [Read More…]

Sleepy Hollow fires………………

LWFR high res logo

Equipment and firefighters from Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue participated in the response to the Sleepy Hollow multi-alarm fire that destroyed 29 homes and several fruit processing warehouses and other commercial facilities in Wenatchee June 28th and 29th. Fire departments from the entire region responded to this fire. King County Fire District 50 from Skykomish volunteered equipment and personnel to come over and stay for the duration to help augment the Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee area. Gayle Evans of Midway Grocery provided housing for the those out-of-district volunteers. Here are several photos taken by or of LWFR personnel on scene. (Some photos used with permission of Wenatchee World)

Sleept Hollow A Sleepy Hollow 4 Sleepy Hollow 5 Sleepy Hollow 21

Tube Leavenworth

Tube Leavenworth
Call 509-548-8823

Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boat, and River Tube Rentals at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Rent by the hour, day, or week. Perfect for all ages and you can even bring your dog!

White River & Little Wenatchee River Community Meeting

CaptureThe DNR is holding a community meeting to discuss upcoming salmon habitat improvement projects and water resource management activities for our area. Multiple agencies and organizations will be presenting information. General topics will cover Habitat Protection, White River Wood Atonement and Assessment Projects, Captive Brooding Projects and the Lake Wenatchee Food Web Analysis [Read More…]

Winter Rentals

Rent winter equipment holding page

Winter Walks

DirtyFaceWith local winter sports on hold waiting for snow, we thought we would provide a few suggestions for New Years Day Walks.

#1:  Water Fall on Dirty Face
This trail is south facing so very little Ice and Snow.  Great views of the lake.  Trail Head is behind Ranger Station on St. Highway 207  a mile or so east of Brown Road + 207 Intersection.    We hiked beyond the waterfall to [Read More…]