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Alta Lake State Park, Pateros

#170 of 244 in Nature in Washington State
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Alta Lake State Park is a public recreation area located two miles (3.2 km) southwest of Pateros, Washington, at the northern end of 220-acre (89 ha) Alta Lake, in the mountainous northwest interior of the state. The 181-acre (73 ha) state park and adjacent lake lie beneath towering stone cliffs, formed by glaciation, that rise 1000 feet (304 m) above the valley floor, and carry on up to the top of Old Goat Mountain which sits 4200 ft (1280 m) above the park. A two-mile-long (3 km) road leading to the park, Alta Lake Road, intersects State Route 153, which runs along the Methow River. The park is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
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  • Lovely views at an ultra-empty park on a beautiful warm Saturday mid-day, at the end of summer. Lots of available picnic tables. Terrific historical markers to take in on a nice lakefront walk...  more »
  • This is a little hidden gem of a state park. There are only about 30 spaces for RV's but more tent spaces. It is very quiet and the lawns are well-maintained as are the bathrooms. It's right along...  more »
  • Great course, wonderful atmosphere! The people that own and run the resort are Top Notch. They go the extra mile to make your visit memorable. Will definitely continue to play and stay there
  • Very sweet state park with concession stand and boat launch. Huckleberry milkshake is not to be missed. Motor boats are limited, not allowed before 9am or after 6pm. During the day, jet skiers, water skiers, wakeboarders, swimmers, sailors, tubers and more are all at play. When we visited in late July, the water temperatures were very comfortable for swimming. There are steep and dramatic rocky hillsides jutting up steeply from this placid lake. The bits of lake that are not state park are privately owned "cabins". We had the good fortune to stay with friends who owned one, and it felt like paradise to us!!

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