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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.

Boat slips & Watercraft Rentals:

Exclusively available for rent by our owners and guests, the 70-slip marina on Lake Chelan offers short and long-term slip rentals, 40 of which are 'deep water' and can be used year-round. The Lookout is pleased to be partnering with Shoreline Rentals to provide you with the best in watercraft and boat rentals. Shoreline offers Cobalt, Reinell, and Bayliner boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks. Visit for more information.

Call Shoreline of Chelan at 509-668-1474 to reserve your boat or jet ski.

You can reserve your marina slip at

Shoreline at The Lookout

Open: Mid-June  - Labor Day Weekend

Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Half-day boat rentals are available for pickup at Shoreline's Don Morse Park location.
  • Full-day boat rentals will be delivered to The Lookout.
  • Jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks are available for rent by the hour / first come, first served.
  • Jetski, paddleboard, and kayak half and full-day rentals are available with advance notice.

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.  


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 


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 for more information. 


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