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How to Have a Fantastic Day Wenatchee Confluence State Park

Leavenworth is known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor recreation. During your next trip to our unforgettable area, include an adventure at Wenatchee Confluence State Park on your itinerary. Here, you’ll find breathtaking views of the Columbia River, hiking and biking trails, and stunning sunset overlooks.

Your next peaceful retreat to Washington state should be all about embracing the moment and making amazing memories. Leave the planning to us and truly enjoy your vacation from beginning to end. Our Leavenworth Travel Guide includes recommendations on the area’s top restaurants, attractions, and events. Access your free copy today!

The 3 Best Things to Do at Wenatchee Confluence State Park

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Wenatchee Confluence State Park is in Chelan County, and it sits at the junction of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers. There is so much to explore in this 197-acre park!

1. Hiking

Footpaths weave their way through the state park, offering a closer look at the area’s fascinating environmental features. Cross the pedestrian bridge over the Wenatchee River to find the Horan Natural Area. This is a great spot in the park to observe wildlife. This moderate two and a half-mile gravel hiking trail follows along the river and allows you to get up close to the wetlands, deer, waterfowl, and eagles.

Are you looking for more hikes in the area? Check out our blog on Leavenworth hiking trails, lace up your boots, and prepare for an unforgettable excursion.

2. Boating

The state park is a haven for boaters, and it features a two-lane watercraft launch on the Columbia River. Cruise along the water and snap a few pictures of the magnificent sights along the way. Before you launch your boat, make sure that you have either an annual launch permit, an annual Discover Pass, or a daily launch permit.

For those who want to get in the water but don’t have their own boat, designated swim areas are available as well.

3. Biking

Cyclists love riding in Wenatchee Confluence State Park. The Apple Capital Loop Trail runs through multiple waterfront parks and makes a 10-mile loop around the area. If you’d prefer to add a challenge to this scenic ride, head up the Rocky Reach Trail for five and a half miles until you reach Lincoln Rock State Park. The park was named after an outcropping that 19th-century explorers thought resembled Abraham Lincoln’s face. You have to see it for yourself!

In the park itself, bikes are allowed on the footpaths but are not permitted in the natural areas.

More Parks in Leavenworth

If one gorgeous Washington state park isn’t enough for your vacation, then you’re in luck! Our charming village is home to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most stunning and unique natural areas. Check out four more of our favorite Leavenworth, WA, parks and prepare to discover our picturesque corner of the world.

Unwind at Pine River Ranch


After you’ve explored Wenatchee Confluence State Park, you’ll deserve a relaxing evening in your private room at Pine River Ranch. Our Natapoc Suite is perfect for couples seeking a chance to get away and reconnect. This room is the farthest from the main house, so you and your significant other will truly feel the peace and quiet. Guests of the Natapoc Suite enjoy a rock-faced propane fireplace, large jetted tub, authentic pine bed, and freshly cooked breakfast every morning.

Are you ready for your next romantic getaway? Browse our accommodations and start planning your trip today!