The beaches of Lake Chelan have lots of pretty rocks and minerals, if you take the time to look carefully. During
the spring time the water level of the lake drops over ten feet, allowing beach combers and those with metal detectors a great opportunity to locate lost “treasures.”
- Don Morse Park at the beach west of the Marina
- Lakeside Park on the way into Chelan. It is a day use park
- Beebe Bridge Park across the bridge from Chelan Falls (along the Columbia River)
- Chelan Falls Park on the Columbia River has good sandy beaches. It is a day use park
- Willow Point Park 1 mile west of Manson
Play at an Arcade
If you’d like to take the kids (young and old) to play video games, there are a couple of places in Chelan where you can find arcade games, air hockey, and more!
When was the last time you and your family or friends threw a bowling ball down the lane? Chelan Lanes offers bowling for everyone! Enjoy bumpers for the children to keep the ball out of the gutter, plus video games and pool tables. The Jukebox creates an interactive music experience, and flat screen TV’s are located throughout the Lanes and Mr. J’s. Open 1pm to 10pm daily. Thunder Alley creates a fun family evening for all ages two to three nights a week. Mr. J’s Lane Eleven offers beverages from soda to beer and wine, plus a menu of selections from salads to your favorite pizza.
The beauty of Lake Chelan stems from the pristine scenery, and there’s no better way to take it all in than a hike around the area. Our typically early spring thaw means it’s time to head for the hills above the valley. Get out on family-friendly trails in the Echo Ridge trail system, with 25 miles of routes.
The Lake Chelan Historical Society Museum in Historic Downtown Chelan includes display rooms with exhibits of objects dating back to the early pioneer days in the Lake Chelan Valley, including Indian artifacts, local family histories, and of course, apple and pear labels. There is also a kids scavenger hunt with fun prizes once you complete the hunt!