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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Type: National Parks
Description: Recreational area in the southern half of the park.
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Aberdeen, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hiking, opportunities for fishing, biking, rafting, kayaking, and horse-back riding on future visits! Many good hiking maps and books available.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Hi readers! After traveling to almost every State in the Nation, I have to admit, Washington has it all...well, at least in the summer, which is the only time I've been there. I was visiting friends in Seattle, and ended up at Lake Chelan. The drive was 3 hours of magical and spectacular sights. I come from the Desert of... More

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Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The town of Chelan has really grown. It's crown jewel is the beautiful crystal clear water of Lake Chelan. The area is very interesting. There are so many changing views traveling through the area. We will visit again.

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Florence, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We booked our trip the evening before. There was a lot of smoke in the air from nearby fires and we were concerned about it blocking our view of the mountains. The next morning the wind had blown the smoke away and we had a lovley day for our cruise up the lake. The trip is about four hours up... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We camp here every July and keep coming back for the weather and the scenery. You can't go wrong here in the summertime.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Beautiful location right off Lake Chelan. We made a reservation for campsite #69. Unfortunately, there's not someone manning the campsites after 5pm so when we rolled in at 6pm another group was in our spot. They were nice and moved to another site but I could see this being a big issue on a busy weekend. #69 is in a... More

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Bonney Lake, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This last weekend 4 wonderful families came together to experience Lake Chelan for our first time. We luckily were able to reserve G1 camp site at the very last minute. From the looks of the calendar that is a very rare to happen. It was 138.06 for two nights and when it was split between the families is hands down... More

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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My family and I were directed to this campground after we drove up to Pearrygin to find out it was completly flooded and had to look for another campground for our vacation. We have a 35 foot travel trailer and were sent to 25 Mile creek as it was the only campground that had openings. Well, we now know why... More

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N. California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Our family group of two couple, two kids (12 and 15) and one senior (81) decided we needed to see more of the Northwest on our way to British Columbia. My Dad really wanted to do some backpacking, but his age tends to limit high altitude trails. We took the ferry from Chelan to Stehekin (we got on in Chelan,... More

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Cathedral City, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

REMEMBER: Most Washington Parks require a reservation! Call Ahead! We didn't and this is what happened! This park is cluttered and disarrayed! Want to meet your neighbor? Just stick your head out your rv kitchen window into their rv kitchen window! Got stuck in the lower part of park. Ask for upper level. bigger spaces. We got the LAST rv... More

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