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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Recreation Report 5/25/2011
Historically, Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest camping events of the year on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Many of the campgrounds in the two forests will be accessible for the Memorial Day weekend. Recreationists need to keep in mind though, due to recent flooding road access to some campgrounds is blocked. Also, cooler and wetter spring weather conditions have contributed to slow the melt off of snow leaving some higher elevation areas still completely snowed-in.

Recreationists looking for sites to camp in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will need to have alternative plans in mind in case their favorite campground is not yet open or the roads to the campgrounds are impassable.

Most national forest campground fees range from $5 to $17 per night, depending upon amenities available; campers can expect to pay a few dollars more at concessionaire-operated campgrounds. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis at most campgrounds in the Okanogan and Wenatchee Forests.

Following is information about campgrounds that are currently open (or will be open by Memorial Day weekend) in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Chelan Ranger District:

Snowberry Bowl Campground is open and charging camping fees. Antilon Lake Campground is open with no fees and no services. All boat-in campgrounds are open, however many docks are limited due to the low lake level. Grouse Mountain, Junior Point and South Navarre campgrounds are not accessible due to snow. Please call the ranger district office for the latest information; the Chelan Ranger Station will be open on Saturday, May 28.

Entiat Ranger District:

Pine Flats, Fox Creek, Lake Creek and Silver Falls campgrounds are open on full fee basis with water and garbage services available.

Methow Valley Ranger District:

The following campgrounds will be open for Memorial Day Weekend—War Creek, Mystery, Poplar Flat, South Creek, JR, Loup Loup, Foggy Dew, Early Winters, Klipchuck, Lone Fir, River Bend, Buck Lake, Flat, Nice, Ruffed Grouse, Honeymoon, Falls Creek, Chewuch and Camp.