Lake Chelan is magnificent 50.5 mile long glacier fed freshwater lake in Washington State.  Sunny Summer weather and clean blue water have made Lake Chelan a very popular vacation destination. Boating, visiting wineries, hiking, swimming, trips to Stehekin, shopping and dining are favorite past times. Young or old, thrill seekers or relaxation seekers, all will enjoy their time at Lake Chelan, as there are plenty of things to do. Join Kelly’s Resort as we explore some of Lake Chelan’s top things to do via video!

Hiking, Golfing & More!


Go to Slidewaters

Summer Visits


Visit Stehekin

Visit this Spring

Autumn in Chelan

Where to Stay

Kelly’s Resort is a small family waterfront Lake Chelan resort 12 miles up the South Shore. The resort features 200′ of waterfront, 4 docks, beach area and enclosed lake fed swimming. Lodging options include four lakeside condos directly on the water plus 11 cottages and heated pool on the hillside. All cottages and condos are equipped with kitchens, living and dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, they each have a private deck with gas BBQs. Make your reservation today!

What are People Saying about Lake Chelan?

We have an inland fjord in Washington: Lake Chelan. The ancient glacial valley filled with water 1486 feet deep (the bottom being below sea level) courses down from the snow-capped North Cascades to almost the Columbia River. The giant serpentine lake offers all the best: Extrodinary mountain views, evergreen forest, blue water, and even desert on the east end. Boat, fish, hike, bike, hunt, and whatever other kind of recreation suits you.

Bryan Hermans 

Lake is so clean and beautiful, goes on for miles and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and orchards.

Ryan Poole

I’ve been coming up to Lake Chelan for well over 20 years and it’s always been wonderful. Brought may kids when they were young and now I’m bringing the grandkids! Everyone loves it! The lake is huge and remarkably clean. Super deep (almost 1,500’) so it’s pretty cold water. Where there used to be only apple orchards there is It now a thriving winery industry. That’s brought more restaurants and entertainment options. Spring, summer and fall are great! I come up here from Olympia WA each season!

Bill Foppiano