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Lake Chelan

Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
Phone Number: 509-682-7245
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Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Chelan
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Water-skiing
Owner description: This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Water-skiing
Owner description: This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We hiked and bird watched. Very nice and peaceful. Also walked around the little town and enjoyed the shops

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have been to Lake Chelan many times in my life. The water is so clear some times you can even see fish. Lake Chelan is definitely the best lake to go swimming in in during the Summer.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lake Chelan is a beautiful volcanic-type lake in the mold of Lake Tahoe (CA) and Crater LaKe (OR), but more rustic and less developed than Tahoe. While some might say the North Shore is 'developed', the South Shore is still rustic and forested. The vineyards have proliferated the last 15 years (over the cherries & apples) and developed into several... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

8 of us visited lake Chelan and rented a boat with water tube. It was absolute fun. We visited in June. The tall green trees surrounding the lake and depth gives it an unique green-blue shade. It was absolutely gorgeous.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed in Chelan for several days, overlooking the beautiful lake and mountains in the distance. As a late Fall trip, there were no crowds and the glacier formed lake was so clear you could see the bottom at 15 feet. Our BIG surprise was the high quality of the many vineyards in the area. Their tasting rooms were staffed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

A late fall visit to Chelan and the lake has provided some breathtaking landscape and dramatic lake views - the foliage is bright golden yellow against the dry sagebrush and rock along the roads that encompass the lake . The huge lake is awe - inspiring and worth a visit any time .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When my husband and I planned our vacation, we had no idea that this was such a great wine region. We had tried the wines from the Columbia Valley and always enjoyed them. That was part of the reason that we wanted to visit this part of Washington. Although we were here in the off season, the vineyards in this... More 

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wonderful area and views of the country side and the lake. neat shops to visit, good food, wineries to visit. Next time I will take the Lady of the Lake cruise.

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You have to experience it to believe it. It's my favorite place in WA. Summer is great, but yearound activities are available. An it's stunning in the winter snow.

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Adelaide, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stay there drive around it, take,the boat cruise you ain't be dissapoi ted. It's fantastic. A lake surrounded by hills and lots of fresh apples

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