One of the many advantages of owning a Lake Chelan waterfront property is the access to pristine waters and being close to a number of smaller lakes and waterways. For whatever kind of water-related recreation you want to try, Lake Chelan is perfect for it.
Take your pick from our list of the 5 best water activities in Lake Chelan:
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Snorkeling and scuba diving
Lake Chelan is the ideal place for boaters because of its stunning mountain views and serene atmosphere. Cruise around the shore line in the afternoons and see gorgeous sunsets daily. You can still boat around until the evening and relax under the stars.
If you’re boating with a big group, try renting a party boat or a pontoon. These are perfect for a dayout with friends and family while surrounded by water.
It’s easy to boat around the area at anytime of the day, especially with the numerous boat ramps and docks found along the lake’s banks. There’s also a good number of stores where you can rent watercraft and equipment.
Experience Lake Chelan in a brand new way by paddling around in a canoe or kayak. Canoeing or kayaking gives you the perfect opportunity to explore smaller and narrower areas of the lake. You can also appreciate the beautiful views of Lake Chelan from water level.
Great places for you to canoe or kayak are the Chelan River and Columbia River. You can also go to the lakes around the Manson area and find a secluded spot for some peace and quiet.
Lake Chelan’s crystal-clear waters make it an ideal place to go snorkeling. The views under the lake are just as impressive as the ones above. For those who want a more serious dive, go scuba diving in the Lucerne Basin. It is one of the deepest gorges in the United States with a depth of 1,486 feet and dips 386 feet below sea level during the summer.
The winds around the Lucerne Basin and Stehekin make these popular places for sailing. Lake Chelan offers experienced sailors a picturesque expanse of water with its own micro-weather systems and canyon-like windstorms.
There is a lot of boat traffic in the lower lake close to the town because of the continuous drainage breeze. For more stable winds, the waters between the Yacht Club and 25 Mile Creek is the best with average winds circulating at around 12 knots.
Sailing from 25 Mile Creek to Stehekin will give you the best views. From there, you will see steep hillsides covered with trees and magnificent waterfalls.
There are plenty of launch pads and campsites around the lake, so you’re free to choose which one you’ll prefer.
The two most popular watersport activities in Lake Chelan are waterskiing and wakeboarding. Enjoy the fresh lake breeze as you tag along a fast-moving boat and appreciate the scenic views. Morning and late afternoons are the best times for these activities.
For those who want to try something new, give Stand Up Paddle Boarding a shot. Thesis one of the country’s fastest growing watersports because it is easy to learn and very versatile. Stand Up Paddle Boarding can be anything between a laidback paddle to a more intense exercise.
Go to the Lake Chelan website for a list of places where you can get dock permits or rent a boat, canoe, kayak, scuba gear, and more. You can also check out nearby restaurants, golf courses, and resorts.
Discover stunning Lake Chelan waterfront homes today with the help of Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties. Give us a call today at 509-682-7777 or send a message to info(at)cbchelan(dotted)com.
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