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Beebe Springs Wildlife Area - River Trails

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
47.8194, -119.9731 Map & Directions
2.0 miles, roundtrip
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Contemporary petroglyphs decorate an ADA accessible trail just north of the Beebe Bridge over the Columbia River. Photo by austineats. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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Visiting Beebe Springs is more of a leg stretcher or bird watching location than a destination hiking location. That much being said, it has bountiful wildlife and broad vistas. Do note that it is closed seasonally from December 1 to March 15. Continue reading

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Hiking Beebe Springs Wildlife Area - River Trails

From the parking lot wheelchair-friendly trails fan out in several directions. These wide, graveled paths meander through native grasses, alongside the dammed Columbia River, and past several attractive steel sculptures.

From north to south the trails can add up to about 2 miles. Numerous short side trails head down to the water, to benches, or to blinds for bird viewing. Some, particularly towards the south are still under construction so please be respectful of ongoing work. Beebe Creek, long constrained by roads, orchards, and other man made deviations, now flows largely free and unfettered through the marshes and into the Columbia.

Numerous tracks of resident beavers, raccoon, big horn, and deer can be found on the sandy banks. Migrating birds commonly spend an time here. As do eagles, and other residents. Stop, sit at a bench, and allow the local fauna to become accustomed to your presence, in a short while they will reveal themselves to you.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

Most of the trails here are wide, packed gravel trails with minimal slope and crossslope. However, in spring some areas can flood. Check trip reports to see current conditions before visiting.

Hike Description Written by
Austin Smith, WTA Correspondent

Beebe Springs Wildlife Area - River Trails

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.8194, -119.9731 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Wenatchee drive north on Hwy 97 for approximately 40 miles. The parking entrance is on the right just past the old iron Beebe Bridge.

Note that the area is closed seasonally from December 1 to March 15. 

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Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chelan Wildlife Area

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