Splash all day and enjoy the feeling of an oasis in the desert. Great fun for all ages, Slidewaters features acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with heated pools and eleven water slides. This park is a great place to take the family to play in the kiddies Aqua Zoo, plus there is volleyball, an arcade, a concession stand, a gift shop and more.
Float around the 500-foot lazy river and enjoy your friends, family and an incredible view of Lake Chelan. Slidewaters is open every day from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, at 10am. Ample on-site parking.
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 beaches of Lake Chelan have lots of pretty rocks and minerals, if you take the time to look carefully. During the winter, spring and late fall 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
*Some beaches are covered during high water in the summer
Rally Alley Go-Karts
The kidney shaped track of Rally Alley is located next to ‘The Green’ at Don Morse Park. Go-Kart rides are available for single and double seating as well as smaller cars for the smaller, future race drivers.
Field’s Point Landing
Field’s Point Landing is 17 miles from Chelan along South Lakeshore Road. It is a major “trailhead” for visitors heading up lake on the passenger ferry boats. Field’s Point Landing is a joint National Forest Service and National Park Service recreation site. Besides providing over 400 parking spaces for ferry passengers, it has picnic tables, benches, swimming area and a paved pathway offering a pleasant scenic walk around the “point.” There is a concession area and interpretive displays of Lake Chelan and its history. Limited operating hours.
For a great afternoon of fun with the kids, the championship putting course at Don Morse park is walking distance from downtown Chelan. It has a stream with waterfalls and beautiful landscaping, colorful floral displays and a water fountain. The course features bentgrass greens, sand bunkers, water hazards and gentle slopes. Open daily 10am to 10pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The entrance is at the Lakeshore Marina parking lot. For a great Mini Golf adventure, the Alpenhorn Drive-In on South Lakeshore Road offers a refreshing experience in the cool trees surrounding the lake, near Lake Chelan State Park.
- The Green at Don Morse Park – (509) 682-8023
- Alpenhorn Mini Golf
- Enzian Falls
- Desert Canyon Mini Golf
Horseback Rides and Wilderness Outfitters
Stehekin Outfitters: Specializing in High Country Adventure, the Courtney family has been outfitters and guides in the Stehekin Valley since 1947. They offer many options for exploring the Pacific Northwest; pack trips, horseback riding, base camps, tent to tent camps, fishing, photography, river rafting and kayaking.
Whistlin’ Pine Ranch and Sawtooth Outfitters Trail rides at Whistlin’ Pine Ranch: from 1 hour to full day excursions, this ranch offers guests a true sense of actually going somewhere and seeing the geology of the glacier cut valley known as the “Alta Coulee.”
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, kiddie rides and more!