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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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Relaxation and fun for all ages

I can't properly express how nice it is to visit lake Chelan in Washington state it's the #2 cleanest lake in US and it's a relaxed slow paced town the nights are quit with a sky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't properly express how nice it is to visit lake Chelan in Washington state it's the #2 cleanest lake in US and it's a relaxed slow paced town the nights are quit with a sky full of stars the days are easy going with s lot of shops and business's and a lot of beach to fill your time... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I loved the trip to Stehekin and back on the Lady of the Lake II on Lake Chelan. The captain filled the passengers in on what was going by as we had a nice slow and relaxing cruise to Stehekin and back. I wish we could have stayed over a couple days in Stehekin but our schedule... More 

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Thank 871wesr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's beautiful there. Visitors can rent a boat, jet ski, and etc. and drive around the lake. There is also a State park if you can't find a parking spot in town because it gets overcrowded. The park provides a place for kids to swim and a family picnic. If you're an adult and looking for more adventure, there are... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Caught the Lady of the Lake 2 from Chelan up to Skehelin. Very nice boat ride that takes around 4 hours. Some food and drinks are available onboard and excellent so views of the shorelines and houses etc for approx. three quarters of the trip. After that the scenery is more rugged and rocky. The Lake itself is 50 miles... More 

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Thank strawherd
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is good for all ages. We found state park beach much more comfortable and less rushy as compare to other beaches. Don't forget to save before you come here to enjoy the water sports rides. They are way to costly during this time, also do book them before the peak season hit, so as to avoid long waiting lines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 2 small children (5 and 4 yrs) and our 16 year old on a trip there. We enjoyed the state park public swimming area. My only complaint, although I can understand why, is that they do not allow dogs. We didn't realize that the first day we visited and had our dog with us. No one said... More 

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Thank Susan S
Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has long raved about the beauty of Lake Chelan, and he was right! This 55 mile long lake has one end in the desert and the other in the forest! We saw spectacular scenery along the way. We could see plenty of evidence of the catastrophic fire they suffered last summer, but also much proof of new life... More 

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Thank Lois L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Lake Chelan and have been many times. We just went for the 4th of July weekend. Even after all the crowded festivities, the beach was still very clean the next morning. The water is always crystal clear and warm compared to what we're use to. The view is beautiful and there are lots of close amenities.

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Thank Ashley M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, the lake itself is nice, the town is a hot touristic spot. BUT, if you are planning on a trip to enjoy the water. You will either need to enjoy it from the hotel, which is 300 per night, rent a boat or go to the state parks. Which are usually full, so parking may not be an option... More 

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Kingsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never in my life seen anything so beautiful until I ended up here!!!! This lake is so AMAZING & peaceful! The minute you go in the water you feel a change of mind. I'm so sad I can't stay and live there!! I wish I can just walk out and be there everyday. But my kids and myself loved... More 

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