Silver Falls Group Site

Entiat, Washington

Overview

Silver Falls Group Campground sits in forested, mountain terrain on the banks of the Entiat River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in the Entiat Ranger District. The cascading water of Silver Falls is a draw for many visitors to this particular area, which is especially refreshing in the summer heat. The Silver Falls National Recreation Trail is an exceptional family hike taking you up, around and down the falls. Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains await you on the hike.

Recreation

Silver Falls Campground is a great base camp for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Anglers enjoy casting a line into the Entiat River above Entiat Falls, about 2.5 miles up-river from the campground. Carving through a wide, U-shaped valley, the river is dominated by relatively shallow riffles interspersed with pools, plunge pools and glides where the trout fishing is quite good. Populations of rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout are found in this tributary. Selective gear rules apply to fishing in the Entiat River. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for fishing rules and regulations. Silver Falls National Recreation Trail offers a 1.8 mile hike next to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. The trail winds along Silver Creek to the base of the falls, through towering canopies of cedar and pine. The handcrafted stone staircase and bridges along this trail offer stopping points and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The Silver Falls Trail is an exceptional family hike taking you up, around and down the falls. The elevation gain is approximately 600 feet.

Facilities

Silver Falls Campground has 31 non-reservable single family sites and one large group site. It is and equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking water and accessible vault toilets. This group site also has a picnic shelter with a fireplace.

Natural Features

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers stunning scenic vistas, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to more than 9,000 feet. The surrounding forest provides excellent habitat for a wide range of wildlife. Visitors may catch glimpses of mule deer, elk, bald and golden eagles and a variety of woodpeckers and owls. Precipitation varies greatly throughout the area, ranging from approximately 140 inches along the Cascade Crest to only 10 inches along the eastern edge. Visitors can expect many days of warm, sunny weather in the summer, and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow.

Nearby Attractions

At Entiat River Road mile marker 27.8 is Box Canyon. This geological formation is about 65 million years in the making and the chasm spans a run of about 500 feet and ranges from 75-150 ft. deep. Fish Tail Falls can be observed from the view point running over, under and through a pile of large boulders, cascading another 15 feet. At times you can see salmon in this pool.

Approximately 3 miles north on Entiat River Road from Silver Falls is Entiat Falls. This broad 25 foot cascading natural waterfall makes quite a rejuvenating impression. Bring a picnic lunch or just stretch your legs and enjoy. Take precaution as river rock can be very slick.

Ardenvoir is the closest town within 20 miles. Entiat is 29.5 miles away.

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