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Side Trip: Entiat

For a super-scenic drive, just off the byway, head up the Entiat River Road. Traveling toward Chelan from Wenatchee, turn left (west) onto Highway 19 where the Entiat River converges with the Columbia River. Settle in for big valley views and watch for wildlife. Deer are abundant here! The road follows the Entiat River and offers numerous options for picnicking, hiking and snapping photos — just be sure to have a Northwest Forest Permit if you choose to explore (see permit info.)

  • Just 20 minutes from Lake Chelan, 20 minutes from Wenatchee, and 40 minutes from Leavenworth - Entiat is centrally located to Chelan County’s most popular tourism destinations.
  • Bookended between the Columbia River and the Glacier Peak Wilderness area, the Entiat Valley is a literal “gateway to recreation” providing unparalleled access to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. 
  • Lake Entiat and the Entiat Ranger District are a premiere resource for fishing, hunting and ATV access in central Washington.
  • Following a $7million dollar renovation in 2015, the 40 acre Entiat City Park boasts 57 RV and tent sites, providing the only camping and boat launch access along the west shore of Lake Entiat.
  • The Entiat Ranger district hosts 7 premiere campgrounds within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, complete with potable water, bathrooms and picnic tables.
  • (photos by Oly Mingo)
  • Numeral Mountain (a community tradition!)
  • Hiking Silver Falls
  • Box Canyon viewpoint
  • Earthquake Point Historical Marker
  • Floating/swimming the Entiat sandbar
  • Learning about fire ecology at the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center
Mountain Biking, Photo by Oly Mingo
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