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GROUSE CREEK GROUP SITE, WA

part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GROUSE CREEK GROUP SITE (WA)
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled in a secluded forest setting, Grouse Creek Group Campground is a hidden gem for groups looking for a quiet getaway trip.

The campground is located near the confluence of Grouse Creek and the Chiwawa River, offering scenic landscapes and a multitude of recreational activities.

Natural Features:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers stunning scenic views, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to over 9,000 feet.

Precipitation varies greatly throughout the area, ranging from approximately 140 inches along the Cascade Crest to only 10 inches along the eastern edge. Visitors can expect many days of warm, sunny weather in the summer, and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including mountain goats, porcupine, pine marten, native fish and migratory birds.

Recreation:

Grouse Creek Group Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

At an elevation of 1,850 feet, Wenatchee Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year-round. The area offers a scenic backdrop for swimmers braving its cold, refreshing waters, and for anglers casting a lines from boat or shoreline. Brook trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and cutthroat trout thrive in the lake.

Skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, and skijouring are popular winter activities for visitors to the Wenatchee Ranger District. Both motorized and non-motorized Sno-Parks in the area offer access to both groomed trails and natural settings for those wanting to explore the winter wonderland.

Facilities:

Grouse Creek Group Campground can accommodate up to 50 guests and is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and accessible vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

The spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Medical Facility
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water and electric hookups are not available
  • Trash collection is not provide; visitors are responsible for removing all trash to a dumpster several miles away at Goose Creek Campground
  • Please make arrangements with the Nason Creek Campground host at least one week in advance of arrival by calling 509-763-7020
  • Click here for more information about Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.89667, -120.69889
47°53'48"N, 120°41'56"W

Grouse Creek Campground is located approximately 7 miles up the Forest Service Road 6200/Chiwawa River Road. There is a gated spur road just off the main paved road on the left. The campground is at the end of the road alongside Grouse Creek.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GROUSE CREEK GROUP SITE
600 Sherbourne
Leavenworth  WA  98826

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)548-2550
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