Alta Lake State Park – Pateros, WA

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Alta Lake State Park is about 4 miles from the town of Pateros, WA and 30 miles from Lake Chelan. It’s a nice park, lots of tall pines, a small lake for fishing, swimming, wind surfing and while not recommended, water skiing.

There are two sections for RVs. The first loop on the right as you enter the park has about 17 sites with electricity and water. Unfortunately few are level – the back in sites slope forward and the pull-thrus lean to the right. The pull-thrus are the best…

If you continue down the road there is a second section with electricity and water and the sites are paved. They are all back in sites and again slope to the right.

We came the first part of June and if you come be careful of nesting birds. We hadn’t been there for 2 hours when we noticed some tiny birds were making their nest in our refrigerator vent. We had to cover it and clean out about a dozen twigs. There was also a sign that there had been a recent cougar siting, but the biggest mammal we saw was a gray squirril. The host said a coyote had come in the morning but we didn’t see him either.

Bathrooms are clean, showers take quarters, each section has a host.

This park doesn’t take reservations and so if you want a spot come early in the season.


  1. Well Linda, it didn’t look low as the water was just about at the tree line. With all the snow we have had, I don’t think low levels will be a problem this year. Also they were water skiing while we were there.

  2. We were wondering what the water level in the lake is. Alta Lake is a three generation thing for my family, but we’ve learned to not go when level is low because of swimmers itch…only when low level. Anyone got a comment?


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