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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Central Washington

Shrub-steppe and foothills around Yakima, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and Lake Entiat

not bloomingAncient Lakes

Grant County, Washington

Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 825'-1015'

Peak wildflower bloom at Ancient Lakes is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until late June.*

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Photo albums: 2016

not bloomingBeezley Hills Preserve

Grant County, Washington

Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 1800'-2880'

Peak wildflower bloom at Beezley Hills Preserve is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2019

not bloomingCamas Meadows

Chelan County, Washington

Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve

Elevation: 2800'-3300'

Peak wildflower bloom at Camas Meadows is typically from mid-April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingCowiche Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Elevation: 1285'-1844'

Peak wildflower bloom in Cowiche Canyon is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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not bloomingLeavenworth Ski Hill

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1440'-3000'

Peak wildflower bloom on Leavenworth Ski Hill is typically from mid-April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2019

not bloomingMad River

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1630'-2400'

Peak wildflower bloom at the Mad River is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

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not bloomingOlalla Canyon

Chelan County, Washington

Public road through private land

Elevation: 2000'-3000'

Peak wildflower bloom in Olalla Canyon is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

not bloomingPeshastin Pinnacles

Chelan County, Washington

Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

Elevation: 1030'-1500'

Peak wildflower bloom at Peshastin Pinnacles is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2019

not bloomingSauer's Mountain

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1343'-3116'

Peak wildflower bloom on Sauer's Mountain is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

not bloomingSnow Mountain Ranch

Yakima County, Washington

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Elevation: 1894'-2968'

Peak wildflower bloom at Snow Mountain Ranch is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingUmtanum Creek Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

BLM & Wenas Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 1350'-1550'

Peak wildflower bloom in Umtanum Creek Canyon is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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not bloomingWenatchee Foothills

Chelan County, Washington

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Elevation: 1000'-2500'

Peak wildflower bloom in the Wenatchee Foothills is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

not bloomingWild Horse Wind Farm

Kittitas County, Washington

Puget Sound Energy

Elevation: 2600'-3600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Wild Horse Wind Farm is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2019

* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.