Prince Creek is the starting point for hikers tackling the full Lakeshore Trail, a popular spring backpacking trip. This trail is free from winter snow earlier than many thanks to its low elevation, and because of that, it can get quite full in the early season. Consider starting your hike midweek if you prefer to hike in solitude.
Map & Directions
Catch a ride on a commercial ferry to get here. Both the Stehekin Ferry and the Lady of The Lake ferry will pick you up from Field's Point Landing. The Lady of the Lake can also pick up in Chelan. When you get tickets tell the ferry staff you need a drop at Prince Creek. Be sure to have reservations for one of the boats, as they can fill quickly in the summer months. Reservations can be made online for either boat company, or by calling their reservation offices. Use links above to get more information from their respective websites.
The Stehekin Ferry leaves mid-day, which works better if you have a long drive (ie. from Seattle). The Lady of the Lake boats leave earlier in the morning, which works fine if you are already in the Chelan area.