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May 19, 2021

5 Things to Do at Lake Chelan on the Water

Our vacation rentals are right next door to Lake Chelan, one of the most pristine waterfronts in the area. When you stay with us, you’ll love being able to spend time out on the lake with your friends or family members, and there are so many exciting activities you can all enjoy together! Whether you want to go for a swim, relax in a boat, or try thrilling watersports, you can do it all on Lake Chelan! To help you plan your adventure, we’ve made a list of the top 5 things to do at Lake Chelan on the water:

1. Fishing

Lake Chelan offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest! It’s the largest natural lake in Washington and is stocked with several different kinds of fish, including Chinook Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, and Rainbow Trout. The average catch is somewhere between 6-10 pounds, but it’s not uncommon to catch one that’s 20 pounds! One of the most popular ways to fish in Lake Chelan is with a private fishing charter. Guests love having the help of an experienced guide on their fishing adventures. The best part is that you can arrange to have them pick you up at The Lookout marina!

2. Swimming

little boy playing in the water lake chelanOf course, one of the best things to do in Lake Chelan is go for a swim! There’s no better way to cool off on warm days than by taking a dip in the water. This year, we’ve expanded our waterfront to include more grassy areas where guests can spread out for a day of lounging lakeside! Little ones will enjoy building sandcastles and the protected waters of our sandy beach cove, and guests of all ages will love swimming to our floating dock. We even have a special floating ramp so your four-legged friends can go for a swim and easily get in and out of the water.

3. Parasailing

To see Lake Chelan from new heights, go parasailing! This incredible activity provides gorgeous views of Chelan and long-lasting memories. Chelan Parasail has been operating for more than 26 years and offers fun for the whole family. You’ll take off from the boat as the operators reel you out on their 800-foot line — it’s up to you if you want to dip your toes in the water! Chelan Parasail even offers a special photo package to capture your flight so you can share it with all your family and friends.

4. Watersports

jet ski at lake chelanIn the mood for some watersports? We’ve partnered with Shoreline Rentals to provide our guests with all types of water recreation. Paddleboarding is one of the most popular things to do at Lake Chelan on the water. Try your hand at one of the fastest-growing water sports in the country! People of all ages can enjoy this fun activity and take in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds Lake Chelan as they paddle. Another fun water activity is kayaking. You can choose to explore the lake on your own kayak, or partner up in a double kayak and share the experience with a loved one. It’s an activity that’s both fun and a great way to exercise. For more of a thrill, rent a jet ski! There’s nothing more exciting than racing across Lake Chelan at high speeds. Some jet skis can accommodate up to three riders at a time, so you can choose to ride with friends and family members or head out solo. Our watercraft rental opportunities add some extra adventure to your Chelan vacation!

5. Boating

Our list of fun things to do at Lake Chelan wouldn’t be complete without mentioning taking a boat out on the water! Our 70-slip Lookout Marina offers both short and long-term slip rentals, 40 of which are considered “deep water” and can be used year-round! You can choose to bring your own boat, or rent one through us. Boating is the perfect way to relax on the water while taking in the incredible views all around you. For some added excitement, go tubing or water skiing! When you rent a boat with Shoreline Rentals, both activities are available. Everyone will have a blast skimming the surface of Lake Chelan on water skis, or being pulled across the water in a tube. You’ll love spending the day out on Lake Chelan with your friends and family!

These are just some of the things to do at Lake Chelan on the water that you won’t want to miss! When you’re ready to plan your adventure to Lake Chelan, we have the perfect place for you to stay. The Lookout is home to gorgeous vacation rentals that range from small cottages to large family homes. Take a look at all our Lake Chelan vacation rentals and start planning your trip!