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Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
Phone Number: 509-682-7245
Activities: Fishing, Water-skiing
Description: This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and...
This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.
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Beautiful views, lots of green orchards and vineyards

We visited in April, 2015. Beautiful countryside and very pleasant weather during our stay. The lake was calm with not a lot of traffic and there was still a little snowpack on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited in April, 2015. Beautiful countryside and very pleasant weather during our stay. The lake was calm with not a lot of traffic and there was still a little snowpack on the mountains. The wineries were just releasing their white and blush offerings and there were plenty of tastings to do.

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Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Take the boat trip Lady of the Lake. Its a 6 hour trip but well worth seeing the sight and learning about the area.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Me, my brother & sister, our parents, and our families rented a house at Lake Chelan in June of 2014. It was BEAUTIFUL! We could just sit and look at the view all day and never tire of it! It's a great little town too. It was relaxing, the weather was perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Summer is the best time to visit. Although late spring is also good. Lot of good local wineries, hiking and charming little downtown.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lake Chelan is a perfect gem tucked away in the mountains. You wouldn't know that such a great setting awaits you as you make your way up the steep mountain. The lake is crystal clear and perfect for boating or swimming. The public beaches are clean with sandy beaches (no rocks). Changing facilities are well maintained and the public areas... More 

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Deming, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed in town. From there we had easy access for many half day road trips. We toured around the lake and orchards visiting some local wineries. Wapato Cellars and Lake Chelan Winery were both very welcoming and had a great variety of wines. Another trip was to Winthrop for lunch. Driving a loop to Bridgeport and back was another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

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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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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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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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