So I've been watching the site every. single. day. for the beach loop to open. I decided I would give them a call and find out the scoop. Per the ranger, they have a contractor doing the upgrades to the beach loop and with the severe weather they have been having, the contractor is behind on the project and has until June 30th to complete. He expressed he thinks it is very unlikely that they will be completed in May. There is still a small hope they will, but I don't bank on a small hope. He advised that if he were me, he'd book the west loop/trailer loop to ensure even a spot in the campgrounds for that weekend.
With that said, Jason and I have booked in the West Loop, Site 87 and 88 in hopes another PNW'er would grab #89.
I'm super duper bummed about not being on the water, but I'd rather be in any spot than miss out.
Let me know if you have any questions and I hope this does not deter anyone from attending.****
Here it is! The official PNW Goes Camping 2015 invite. We're starting it early this time around as it seems Chelan is booking up pretty quickly already. The weekend after Memorial Day worked really well last year for most folks so we're going with it again this next time around.
Who: PNW Riders
What: Going camping
Where: Lake Chelan State Park
When: May 29th-May 31st
How/where to make campground reservations:
PNW Thread ---> http://pnwriders.com/east-meets-west/199127-pnw-goes-camping-2015-a.html#post3180769
Things to know:
- A Discover Pass is not required if you reserve a campsite, otherwise it's $10 for a one-day pass, or $30 for an annual pass (good for one calendar year at all state parks).
- There are showers and bathrooms, along with running/potable water.
- It's a 15-20 minute trip into Lake Chelan proper where there are grocery stores, gas stations, a Super Wal-Mart, etc.
- Quiet time is 10pm (although they're usually fairly cool about this).
What you should do:
- Post up what campsite you're registered to. I'll keep a running tally of who is where.
- Post up any questions you have. We'll get them answered.
- Come out and have fun!
Let us ALL be mindful of our surrounding, pay heed to the quiet time and not be too much of a bother to the other campers or our beloved Park Ranger overlords. Fun is still to be had, lets just not ruin fun for anyone else! It is the responsibility of ALL of us attending to ensure we are welcomed back in the years to follow if we so choose to return.