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Lake Chelan

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Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
Phone Number: 509-682-7245
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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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Have always heard about this 55 mile long lake only In travel love. My first visit was during the off season. The lake itself, is a must see just to physically the scope. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
A C
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have always heard about this 55 mile long lake only In travel love. My first visit was during the off season. The lake itself, is a must see just to physically the scope. The depth is mind boggling. At its deepest point, it is 400 feet BELOW sea level. Not the level of the Columbia River...Sea Level. When you leave... More 

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Thank A C
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The lake is crystal clear and the weather hot. What more could you want. We stay at the state park every year and love the lake.

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Thank MomFromOrondo
Bellevue, Washington
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We go here for a week at least once a year. Its an amazing lake with so much to do (especially if you are on the Chelan/ Manson side. The lake is crystal clear, incredibly deep in parts. From wineries to restaurants to the lake itself, highly recommended. Loads of available accomodation no matter what your needs are.

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Thank Dave M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I recently visited Lake Chelan, just after the horrific fires that devastated many homes and properties in the area. My brother and his wife have a property overlooking the lake and although it wasn't the most popular destination to visit due to the fires in the area, I was still blown away by the sheer beauty of the area. My... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Lake Chelan is magnificent. One of the deepest freshwater lakes anywhere, it offers spectacular views and great fishing and boating. The small town of Chelan has but five thousand permanent residents until Memorial Day when it begins to swell and from then until Labor Day there can be a five fold increase in population. Certainly it strains the ability of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Peterson's Lakefront Resort has the perfect combination of condo view, lakefront access, pool access, boat launch and comfort. The recent wildfires had came close, but all is well at the Lakefront Resort. The rooms are very well equipped and reasonable priced.

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Thank TheRichard26
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We got into Lake Chelan around 2 pm. checked into the hotel. then took a trip around the West side of the lake. Can still see much of the damage from last augusts fire.. nearly got to the city proper, can still smell a little smoke.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Scenic small town with family nearby. I spent my one day in Chelan at the Chelan Municpal Golf Course. Great place to play golf.

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North Bend, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

So, lots of Washingtonians make a big deal out of Lake Chelan, but I will go on record as saying I don't really understand the draw. I grew up at Lake Tahoe, and this is not even close. Yep, the actual body of water looks very clear and inviting, but the surrounds leave a lot to be desired. The town... More 

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just got back from a quick weekend trip to Chelan. We stayed at the Lookout (neighborhood of rental houses), brought our Seadoos and enjoyed some family time. Weather was in the 70s and NO ONE was on the lake (except for us). The water was like glass! Smooth cruising on the Seadoos! After riding we walked over to Vin Du... More 

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