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LIFE ON THE LAKE

It’s no secret that the area’s biggest attraction is Lake Chelan itself.  The narrow fjordlike lake winds 50 miles through a glacier-carved valley from Chelan to the quaint town of Stehekin.  Lake Chelan is the third deepest lake in the United States with depths reaching 1,486 feet.  It also provides some of the best boating, fishing and swimming opportunities in the state.

BOATING:

Spend the day water skiing, tubing, knee-boarding or just relaxing on a boat.  Moorage and watercraft rentals are available at The Lookout, provided by Shoreline Watercraft Rentals.  Visit www.shorelineofchelan.com for more information.  Call (509) 668-1474 to make your reservation.

There are several public boat launches on the lake.  Options closest to The Lookout are located at Old Mill Park and Lakeshore Marina. 

LOOKOUT MARINA & WATERCRAFT RENTALS:

Available for rent by our owners & guests, the 70-slip marina offers short and long-term slip rentals.  The Lookout has partnered with Shoreline Rentals to provide the best in watercraft and boat rentals.  Visit www.shorelineofchelan.com for more information.  Call (509) 668-1474 to make your reservation. 

  • Cobalt, Reinell & Bayliner Boats
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Jet Skis
  • Paddle Boards
  • Kayaks 
Shoreline at The Lookout

Open:  June 16 - Labor Day Weekend

Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

SNORKELING:

Lake Chelan’s crystal clear water provides the perfect environment for snorkeling.  Kids love exploring for treasures found on the lake floor.  Many of the shops in town sell masks and fins.  

PARASAILING:

Soar above Lake Chelan and witness the spectacular scenery as few get to see it. 

Chelan Parasail:  509-682-7245

Pirate’s Cove Parasail:  509-682-3600 

LADY OF THE LAKE

Although there are over twenty miles of roads in the Stehekin River Valley, the only way to reach this remote community is by boat, float plane, or hiking over the mountain trails.  The Lady of the Lake makes daily trips to Stehekin from Chelan passing through the Lake Chelan wilderness with surrounding peaks in excess of 9,000 feet.  Visit www.ladyofthelake.com for more information. 

BEACHCOMBING:

Truly a hidden gem—the beaches of Lake Chelan are hidden by water for most of the year!  As the water levels rise and fall, the lake physically changes shape through the seasons, creating a different shoreline experience.  In spring months, the water level drops about 10 feet lower, creating real beaches in a few locations along the lake.  Don't miss your chance to meander along these sandy stretches. 

Beachcombing Basics - Grab your metal detector, your bucket, or just your running shoes: however you like to explore the beaches is fine with us!  Look for unique rocks and shells, and take a moment to appreciate the shades of blue you can see as the water gets deeper.  Here are a few of our favorite beaches:

  • Don Morse Park
  • Lakeside Park
  • Chelan Falls Park
  • Willow Point Park
  • Lake Chelan State Park