Lake Chelan

Discover a
Washington Original

Only in Lake Chelan will you find four seasons of wine, sun, stunning natural beauty and adventures that you can tune to your own tastes.

50.5 miles of lake, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm, promise an array of activities as unique as the people who come here to play or make Lake Chelan their home.

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Map of Lake Chelan

Enjoy Lake Chelan All Year Long

The World-Class Lake

It’s the season to get out on our world-class lake to enjoy everything from swimming and snorkeling to paddle boarding and parasailing,


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Request your electronic or mailed copy of the official visitors guide of the Lake Chelan Valley, and plan your own adventure here.


Outdoor Adventures

Experience the trail mix in Lake Chelan. Get out on family-friendly trails in the Echo Ridge trail system, with 25 miles of routes.




Home to Washington’s most exciting AVA (American Viticultural Area) and some of the most mouth-watering cuisine in the Northwest, foodies and wine lovers flock to our valley all four seasons. Our volcanic soil and “lake effect” temperatures make for a longer growing season, sweeter fruit, and one-of-a-kind wines.

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Lake Chelan Remains Accessible During Wenatchee Wildfires

Updated June 30, 2015 | 2:45pm

Access to Lake Chelan remains open as firefighters continue to contain two fires in Wenatchee, located in south Chelan County. The Sleepy Hollow Fire has burned 3,000 acres, 28 homes and 3 warehouses. No lives were lost and there were no reported injuries to civilians.

This season’s first wildfires are a good reminder for all coming to celebrate the 4th of July in Lake Chelan and the surrounding areas this weekend. With the warm temperatures and dry conditions, we ask all residents and visitors to take extra caution when participating in the festivities and to please refrain from using any personal fireworks.

Lake Chelan remains accessible from the south via US-97 and US-97A. All business are open and welcoming visitors. The air quality in the Lake Chelan Valley remains clear.