Daroga State Park

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Mauve-colored hills rise from the Columbia River, and poplars line glassy Lake Entiat below. If not for the scent of sage floating through the air, Daroga State Park could be in Southern Europe.

Located off Hwy 97 between Winthrop and Wenatchee, Daroga offers a green oasis amid the dry rolling hills of this central Washington landscape. At the park entrance, take in dramatic views, then drop into the park and find a welcome mat of green lawns rolling down to a small beach. 

Life at Daroga centers around a lagoon that is perfect for beginning swimmers and paddlers. The section of river beyond makes the park a destination for boaters and water sports fans. 

Stretch out on the manicured lawn, and let the kids play tag. Wade with them into the shallow waters. Walk up the hills of the park to enjoy panoramic vistas, and breathe in the scent of sage and desert flowers. Or simply sit by your tent or RV and watch the hills turn sienna in the setting sun.

Park features

Daroga State Park is a 127-acre camping park with 1.5 miles of Columbia River shoreline on the elevated edge of the desert scablands. For those whose desert vacation would not be complete without golf, the nationally recognized Desert Canyon Golf Course is just 2 miles away.

Daroga, Wenatchee Confluence and Lincoln Rock state parks are owned by Chelan PUD and operated by Washington State Parks. For this reason, power lines run above Daroga, emitting a sizzle as currents travel. Chelan PUD customers can get free day-use vehicle access to Wenatchee Confluence, Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks, by displaying the Chelan PUD Public Power Benefit Day-Use Parking Pass. Application information is available on the Chelan PUD website. The Public Power Benefit Day-Use Pass is offered as part of a Chelan PUD pilot study. The PUD pass may be used in place of a Discover Pass at these three parks. 

Discover Pass is required for day vehicle access to Washington state parks. For more information about purchasing the Discover Pass and pass exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

Electric-vehicle charging station: The park offers a solar-powered EV charging station at no cost to users. Learn more about this charging station.

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ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campground
  • Hiking trail
  • Restroom

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.

Picnic & day-use facilities

The park provides one kitchen shelter with water and electricity, plus 30 unsheltered picnic tables.



  • 2 miles of bike trails
  • 2 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features

  • Boating
  • 150 feet of dock
  • Fishing (freshwater)
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Swimming
  • Watercraft launches (2)
  • Waterskiing

Other activities & features

  • Barbecue grills
  • Baseball field
  • Basketball courts (2)
  • Bird watching
  • Golf
  • Playground
  • Soccer field
  • Softball field
  • Tennis courts (2)
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional information