The Most Iconic Photo Ops in Lake Chelan

If you’re on the hunt for breathtaking scenery and picture-perfect moments, get yourself to Lake Chelan – a paradise for photography enthusiasts and casual snappers alike! Grab your camera or smartphone, and let’s explore the best photo ops that will make your Instagram feed the envy of all your friends.

From the Old Bridge

Known locally as “The Old Bridge,” this 1920’s-era bridge is beloved by all for its quaint charm and incredible views. After enjoying dinner in downtown Chelan, take a slow stroll across the bridge and snap some shots with an epic sunset in the background.

At a winery

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a winery in the valley that doesn’t have a beautiful view. Rolling hills and sparkling blue water paired with lush vines, pretty wines AND your besties make for incredible photos that capture the quintessential Lake Chelan experience.

Literally anywhere in Stehekin

Stehekin is a tiny remote village at the far end of Lake Chelan, only reachable by boat or plane. Pretty much anywhere you look, there’s something beautiful to take a photo of! Whether it’s a misty hike up to Rainbow Falls, you stuffing your face with a delicious cinnamon roll from the Stehekin Pastry Co. or riding bikes along the trails, this gem by the lake is a photographer’s dream.

Riverwalk Park

With the Butte in the background, green grass and trees, and cutie landmarks like the Riverwalk Pavilion or the Old Bridge, this loopty-loop path around the Chelan River is packed full of photo ops. No matter where you’re standing along the mile-long trail, it’s one of the most recognizable locations on the lake.

From the Air

Whether you’re strapped to a parachute, peeking out from a helicopter or at the tippy top of a trail, the higher you get in the valley the more epic the views become.

On the Lake

With approximately one billion ways to enjoy the lake itself, you’ll very likely have the opportunity to snap a pic on the water. You and your partner soaking in the views from a boat, your early morning SUP sesh, or shredding the waves on a wakeboard. The ops are endless!

As you wrap up your Lake Chelan adventure, you’ll have a treasure trove of stunning photos to look back on and share. Each one will be a sweet reminder that Lake Chelan isn’t just a place to visit—it’s a place to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Happy snapping, and be sure to tag @visitlakechelan in your photos so we can follow along on your adventures!