The very small community of Entiat sits just about 20 minutes north of Wenatchee and is a small town with an abundance of produce grown around it. It sits at the confluence of the Entiat and Columbia rivers and is a gateway to the Entiat Valley. There is a small downtown area, along with some businesses along the highway, and of course residential buildings. Entiat has an interesting history in that the town had to be relocated to higher ground when Rocky Reach Dam was built in the early 1960’s. Entiat was also the site of a long running ferry crossing that shuttled passengers and vehicles across the Columbia River to another small town, Orondo, on the eastern shore. This service was discontinued when a bridge crossing the river was built on the north end of Wenatchee.
Things To Do In Entiat
Entiat has very few shopping opportunities but is home to some fun nightspots. There are plenty of great opportunities to purchase fresh fruit when traveling to or through this little North Central Washington town. Entiat City Park offers camping and RV sites right on the Columbia River, including a much needed boat launch. Getting out on the water backed up behind Rocky Reach Dam is one of the prime draws to the community. The park also offers wide open green spaces and beach areas on the river.
Entiat – The Surrounding Area
Entiat has a pleasant location that is close to several attractions including Rocky Reach Dam and Wenatchee to the south, Chelan and Lake Chelan to the north, and the Entiat Valley to the west. Many people use the grocery store in Entiat as a sort of last stop as they head up the Entiat Valley for great camping experiences. The Entiat Valley is home to nice hiking opportunities and great campgrounds. Whether wanting to be active out in the forest to the west, on Lake Chelan to the north, or on the Columbia or Entiat rivers, Entiat can provide that access.
Great Places To Stay Near Entiat
CHELAN RESORT SUITES
Website: Chelan Resort Suites
Website: Campbell’s Resort
CHELAN VALLEY INN
Phone: (509) 687-2500
Website: Chelan Valley Inn
TWENTY FIVE MILE CREEK STATE PARK
Website: Twenty Five Mile Creek State Park
LAKE CHELAN STATE PARK
Website: Lake Chelan State Park
Entiat Eats & Drinks
CAMPBELL’S BISTRO PUB
Campbell’s Bistro Pub