- Prince Creek Campground is located 18 miles south of Stehekin on the shores of Lake Chelan and has four tent sites and three shelters. This is the site of the Prince Creek Trailhead which accesses a number of hikes and lakes in the Sawtooth Wilderness. The elevation is 1,100 feet. There is no fee for overnight use of the area.
Prince Creek was named after Henry Domke's pack horse which was killed after falling off the mountain above the creek in 1886. Stories abound regarding horses slipping on the rocky slopes of Lake Chelan, territory better suited to the mountain goat.
Most of the cobbles and gravel you see here were deposited by the flood of 1948 which changed the course of the creek. A Forest Service Guard Station, barn and campground were obliterated and washed into the lake, as were all other Forest Service Campgrounds on the lake except Graham Harbor. Sand and rocks buried the dock, and soon the stream was running over it and into the lake.
- tel: 509-682-2576
- fax: 509-682-9004
- WA 98807
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