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Myrtle Lake

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
48.0244, -120.6512 Map & Directions
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
650 feet
Highest Point
3,765 feet
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  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

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Northwest Forest Pass

Myrtle Lake is a quaint lake nestled in the Entiat Mountains. Continue reading

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Hiking Myrtle Lake

Myrtle Lake is a quaint lake nestled in the Entiat Mountains, just four miles up along the Entiat River Trail. The majority of the trail was hit by the 2015 Wolverine Fire, which has led to frequent maintenance needs as charred trees fall across the path — but has also led to an abundance of wildflowers and wide-open river valley views.

The lake has established campsite along the south side for anyone who wants to call it a night here, otherwise there is nice shore access and a bit of shade on the northside for a quick lunchbreak.

WTA worked here in 2021!

Myrtle Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0244, -120.6512 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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

The Entiat River Road (FR 51) is just south of the town of Entiat on SR 2/US-97 N.  The trailhead is a little over 38 miles up the valley a short distance past where the road (FR 5100) turns to gravel at the Cottonwood campground.  There is a vault toilet at the campground junction and at the trailhead.

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Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Myrtle Lake (#1404)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District

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Green Trails Lucerne No. 114

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