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Emerald Park

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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13.0 miles, one-way


Gain: 6250 ft.
Highest Point: 6700 ft.


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Emerald Park is a long trail connecting Lake Chelan to the east and the Entiat River Trail to the west.


Emerald Park

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2002, -120.5915 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Emerald Park (#1230)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District

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Getting There

The easiest access point to Emerald Park is via Lake Chelan. To reach the trailhead, you can take the Lady of the Lake ferry, which leaves from the downtown Chelan area. Or, if you are equipped with your own boat, you can boat up Lake Chelan, dock at Refrigerator Harbor, and hike from there. The trail begins at a junction with the road between Refrigerator Harbor and Lucerne.

Keep in mind that a Federal Dock Site Boat Permit is required from May 1 – October 31 for use of all National Forest and Park Service docks on Lake Chelan. Permits must be pre-purchased before docking. Purchase a $5 Day Permit or $40 Seasons Pass at the Chelan or Entiat Ranger Districts, or Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters Offices; or from one of many Chelan and Manson Area vendors. To order by phone, call the Chelan Ranger District @ 509-682-4900 and pay via credit card during business hours. Permits may also be purchased at Stehekin.

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