Monday, April 8, 2013

Ancient Lakes (Burke Lake) camp 'n ride area near Quincy

The January/February issue of Trailhead News ("Burke Lake Work Party") gave an introduction to this "beautiful, almost mystic area" and the work that has been done by the Wenas Valley Chapter to make this a perfect horse camping destination. In early April, a group of riders from our MVBCH chapter made an excursion to the area for a beautiful camping/riding experience. They came back to the Methow Valley with rave reviews! 

**February 18, 2018: Updated information about camping on this property near Ancient Lakes: If you would like more information or reserve an opportunity to camp, please contact:

Sarah Hawes at 509-787-1320 (Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:00 — 6:00 PM).
 
The Port of Quincy manages the Bishop Recreational Area on the property. Additional details about the area can be found by clicking here.   
 Photos from the ride in Ancient Lakes area
Photos courtesy of Cathy Upper and Betty Wagoner














The Wenas Valley Chapter installed 12 (12X20) steel pipe stalls (2 horses each) to use when you are camping on this property that is next to the public access to WDFW game land at 5058 Ancient Lakes Road in Quincy. There is a small charge of $5/night/horse. This is some of the most beautiful canyon lands of Washington, bordering on the The Gorge Amphitheater. 


   

2 comments:

  1. I have never been and am planning to go the end of April. Is there easy in and out with a large LQ. Is the area where people camp fairly flat?

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    1. **February 18, 2018: Updated information about camping on this property near Ancient Lakes: If you would like to reserve an opportunity to camp, please contact:

      Sarah Hawes at 509-787-1320 (Tues/Wed/Thurs 1:00 — 6:00 PM).

      The Port of Quincy manages the Bishop Recreational Area on the property. Additional details about the area can be found by clicking here.

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