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Lake Chelan

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Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816
Phone Number: +1 509-682-7245
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This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and...

This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.

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What is not too like about this lake?

One of the most pristine lakes in the state... Large and deep... Awesome water... Let's hope the local homeowners along the shore keep it that way forever

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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273 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most pristine lakes in the state... Large and deep... Awesome water... Let's hope the local homeowners along the shore keep it that way forever

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Thank Don H
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My first time at Lake Chelan was during a festival and there was a live band. I believe it was the art festival of sorts. Vendors had various booths set up and naturally; I was a sucker for the funnel cake and good coffee. What really got me was the gorgeous setting of Lake Chelan and everything that's around it.... More 

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Everett, Washington
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289 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My happy place on earth for sure! so much to do here and the water is pristine! Love spending summers here!

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Thank Shawna M
Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at Lake Chelan and it was beautiful. We walked around the town and enjoyed lunch at an outdoor patio which accommodated our dog. Lots of nice people and beautiful scenery.

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Thank CanadaSunshine58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I just spent a couple of days enjoying the hospitality of the Lakeview Hotel in Lake Chelan Wa and I couldn't possibly be more pleased. The hotel is beautiful, very classy and luxurious. I loved the jetted tub, fireplace, super comfy bed, all of the little amenities like bathrobes and real glasses, and also the sweet, blissful peace and quiet.... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place to relax with family and friends. Lots of activities for everyone. Nice winery to visit

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We knew within minutes of us arriving that this would be one of the best vacation ever. From where we stayed (Grandview on the lake) to the gleaming water, we knew that this was going to be amazing. Chelan has so much to offer. Boat, kayak, jet ski and paddle board rentals, good food, many wineries, views of the lake... More 

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Thank Patrice M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was our first time visiting the Chelan area! We are definitely planning to come back. The Clear Water in the lake is just Unbelievable! Wow!!!! The air is so clean! There were no mosquitos!!

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Kirkland, Washington
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

No matter where you go on the water, or wherever you decide to stay at the many resorts or the City park, Lake Chelan is a fun place to visit for people of all ages. The beaches are great and there are many places to rent boats, paddle boards, go kayaking or go out on wave runners. We love coming... More 

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Thank 872Cathy
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a large beautiful lake, but can be controlled by the weather. When I arrived at the lake, it was cloudy. I did not get much good impression. On the second day, in the sun, the lake was clear blue and shinning. So beautiful!

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