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“Wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Fire and Ice celebration!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
509-682-7245
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Chelan
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Water-skiing
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Owner description: This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.
Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Fire and Ice celebration!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were in Lake Chelan for a week during the Fire and Ice Festival. Beautiful location with several lakes in the area. I'm sure this is a real hot spot during the summer, but we found a lot of places closed in January. Enjoy the wine tasting at numerous wineries throughout the valley. Not a lot to speak of in way of restaurants that we found particularly great, but adequate. The Fire and Ice Festival was fun with a lot of activities for the kids including an ice slide, ice carving demonstrations and a street clown. We did some hiking in the area and enjoyed the natural beauty of the area. I'm certain there are a lot more activities to do in the Summer, but are somewhat limited in the winter months.

Visited January 2013
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Monroe, Washington, United States
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“What a place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Clean water and the most beautiful place in Washington. Known for it's summer activities but the winter is snowy and just wonderful.

Visited January 2013
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East Wenatchee
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“Most beautiful lake ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This lake is clean, cool, and beautiful. Fun for boating, playing, and enjoying the beautiful sunshine on the eastern side of Washington state

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“A big, deep lake surrounded by gorgeous scenery.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The east end is the town of Chelan and surrounding tourist development, some fun wineries, and jetski-crazed weekenders. To really appreciate Lake Chelan, take the Lady of the Lake for a cruise to the far west end, and Stehekin, set in the North Cascades, with simple places to stay and trails into the Wilderness.

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Yakima, Washington
2 reviews
“swam and floated in beautiful, clear, perfect temp lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

this water in this lake is so clean and clear and the temperature is perfect in the summer. Even folks love it during the polar bear plunge in January at Fire and Ice!

Visited September 2012
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