An angler casts her line into a glassy lake, and a sweater-clad camper sips a steaming mug of coffee. They gaze out, admiring the last tendrils of mist on the water as the rising sun plays on the amber hills above. Welcome to mornings at Pearrygin Lake.
White in the winter, green in the spring, gold in the summer and fall, Pearrygin Lake State Park is a park for all seasons.
In springtime, the sunny weather and shrub-steppe landscape make this park a perfect escape from the late winter grays. The spring-fed lake is a fishing oasis, and the Rex Derr Trail allows hikers to take in the lake views and endless folding hills.
In summer, a late-afternoon breeze comes up, signaling social hour. Cabin neighbors chat across decks, tiny trailer enthusiasts compare their homes on wheels, and bicyclists confer about their epic rides. Families cook, and children splash in the shallow swim areas.
Campgrounds and day-use areas close from November to April, but snowshoeing, skiing and fat-tire snow biking are popular at Pearrygin Lake.
Whether you've spent the day clocking bike miles or doing crossword puzzles in camp, you will sleep well at Pearrygin Lake and be ready for morning again.
Pearrygin Lake State Park is a 1,186-acre camping park in north central Washington, near the Western-themed town of Winthrop. The park offers 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake and 6.5 miles of hiking trails. After Nov. 1, the park remains a haven for winter recreationists, and fat-tire snow bicycling.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The East Campground has 30 unsheltered picnic tables. There is a parking area with overflow directed to boat launch parking. Available in the day-use area are a bathhouse, marked swimming beach, four barbecue stands, a volleyball court and a large lawn with shade trees. Picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is wheelchair access to one picnic site and the bathhouse.
5.5 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
60 feet of dock
Personal watercraft use
Watercraft launches (2)
WINTER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Fat tire cicycling
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Horseshoe pits (2)
Located in Okanogan County on Pearrygin Lake, the park offers a watercraft launch at the East Campground reopens the first Friday in April, depending on snow and ice conditions on the lake. The park has 60 feet of dock.
The park has 92 standard campsites, 27 partial-hookup sites (water and electricity), 50 full-hookup sites, two cabins, a vacation house, two dump stations, six restrooms (two ADA) and 22 showers (two ADA). Two campsites are primitive. Full-hookup sites have electricity, water and sewer service. Maximum site length is 60 feet (limited availability).
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.