Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan is your entryway to the Lodge at Stehekin and the North Cascades National Park. At over 50 miles long and nearly 1,500 feet deep, this clean and cool glacially formed wonder is the largest lake in Washington and the third deepest in the U.S. The lake is a haven for watersports and draws serious anglers looking to cast a line in hope of reeling in its native bull trout and cutthroat, peamouth, redside shiner, along with non-native species like rainbow trout and Chinook salmon.

On the southern tip of the lake is the town of Lake Chelan. This quaint valley hamlet offers four seasons of outdoor recreation, charming shopping districts, festivals, wine tastings at their booming vineyards, and spectacular beauty. It also serves as your transportation hub for reaching the Lodge at Stehekin, either by passenger ferry or backpacking.