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Perfect PacNW destination!

Perfectly clear water, gorgeous mountains, chic shops and quaint hometown feel. Something for... read more

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Pam F
Chelan, Washington
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Beautiful large lake, but cold!!

We visit Lake Chelan as often as we can it is nice to have so much space on a very large lake. It... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Arlington, Washington, United States
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This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.
Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfectly clear water, gorgeous mountains, chic shops and quaint hometown feel. Something for everyone in this gorgeous winter destination.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pam F
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Nothing so special about this. A regular state park with access to a lake. Many benches to relax and eat food. Kids can play and enjoy. very scenic in October with different shades/colors of leaves. On the day, we are visiting-there are some scuba classes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We visit Lake Chelan as often as we can it is nice to have so much space on a very large lake. It can get pretty choppy with some giant waves for little boats sometimes. The lake is also pretty cold even in the hottest...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Used the Lady of the Lake to go to Stehekin - Front desk was very helpful and friendly. both boats we were on were very clean and had a great concession stand. the dock seemed well maintained

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank sheila s
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Despite going to Chelan in the August fire season, the Lake was beautiful and crystal clear. Tons of swimmers, kayakers and boaters. People seemed to be considerately sharing the space and truly it was clear as glass.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C K
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful clean lake. Great for kayak and jet skis. Rented jet ski from Shoreline rentals, 1/2 day in the am for a bargain price.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Lake Chelan is a gem of a lake....50 miles long and almost 1500 feet deep (third deepest lake in America). Perfect for swimming (albeit a bit cold), SUP, boating and fishing. Take the Lady of the Lake to Stehekin to get a feel for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank busconi
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We visited for 3 days when the wildfires were very bad. We could not even see the mountains two of the days. However, we did have a good time and tried not to let the smoke spoil everything. Very nice town with so much to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne0827
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We came to Chelan for the weekend but unfortunately there were forest fires and therefore loads of smoke :-( but we still had a nice time. We rented a boat to fill in an afternoon and had a look around a small part of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Brendonford
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This lake is some 50 miles long and in August ranged In temp of 73-75 degrees, water so clear unimaginable! A word of caution as you get into fire season you run the risk of enjoying your vacation in smoke so bad you can’t see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 1, 2015|
Response from Judybookdoc |
very good temperatures both in the lake and the adjoining river.