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.

About the Area
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 One of 10 Best Summer Lake Towns

Lake Chelan was recently named in a Huff Post Travel article as one of America’s 10 greatest lake towns in summer. And we couldn’t be prouder!

“With an average of 300 annual days of sunshine, it’s easy to see why Lake Chelan’s a choice summer destination for rain-soaked residents of Seattle. Coupled with its frankly outrageous allotment of solar goodness, Lake Chelan’s also smack dab in the middle of one of Washington’s newest wine regions (officially declared an American Viticultural Area in 2009). More than 24 wineries and vineyards dot the shores surrounding Lake Chelan, allowing would-be sommeliers to take a tannin-infused break from their skydiving, parasailing, and ziplining.”


Experience Summer in Lake Chelan