Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Esmeralda Basin/Lake Ann

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4270'-6525'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: Adventurous hikers can make a lollipop loop by scrambling up and over Peak 6598 (a.k.a. "Small Fortune") to connect Fortune Creek Pass and the saddle above Lake Ann.

Peak wildflower bloom at Esmeralda Basin/Lake Ann is typically from late June through July into early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

Typical year:

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* 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.