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Stories and Tips Lake Chelan

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Lady of the Lake--Uplake by Boat

Written by El Gallo on 10 Oct, 2000

Before mentioning the Lady Boats that make the runs, let me say a little bit about the lake itself. 'Blue Chelan' is accepted as the most pristine open water in the country. Though part of the 'clear blue' water reputation, it turns out,…Read More

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Boat-Only Campgrounds Uplake--FREE!

Written by El Gallo on 10 Oct, 2000

The downlake end of the Chelan Valley is crammed with motels, hotels, resorts, condos, rental houses, bed & breakfasts, while uplake there are only a few resort lodges. But the real fun, for my money, is in between--canoeing up and camping at the string…Read More

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Chelan Seaplanes

Written by El Gallo on 09 Oct, 2000

The Lady of the Lake boats (why do they call them that on every damn lake in the country?) provide wonderful access to the Uplake wilderness, but there's a cooler way to go if you can afford it--seaplane. And not only to Stehekin and…Read More

Just the place to get away from it all!

Written by cvyoung on 07 Jan, 2004

We have traveled to Lake Chelan several times, and each time leave a bit undone to draw us back again. We have used our timeshare swapping capability, tent camped, and used a hotel (by far the least desirable, although the hotel was nice). Each season…Read More

Wapato Point Winery

Written by joinoly on 26 Jul, 2003

Wapato Point has a new winery. Their specialty is a Pinot Gris that is to die for. They also have an absolutely wonderful 2000 Syrah that is worth every penny of the $40 price tag. They are also offering a Red Delicious that is good…Read More

Winery Tour

Written by andyandcarla on 17 Sep, 2006

Lake Chelan is a fantastic place to go for a weekend winery tour! They have 12-18 wineries which are open 6 days a week for various hours a day. Most of them have great sitting areas to enjoy some bread and cheese, while tasting some…Read More

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