Established in 1996 the Lake Chelan Network and Chelan.com was the first website to bring Lake Chelan, Washington to the internet.
Riverwalk Park Lake Chelan
This is the perfect space for that early morning walk in Lake Chelan
- Summer Is Gone 100%
- Fall Is Here 100%
Lake Chelan Narrows
Beautiful View Of The Starting Of The Narrows On Lake Chelan.
screams mountains, lakes, sunshine and Summertime fun. But there’s more than meets the eye in this perfect vacation getaway. Thousands of visitors flock here to get a taste of our 300 days of sunshine every year. Lake Chelan sits on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State, and boasts some of the most fantastic scenery in the world. Now, with the designation of becoming the newest American Viticultural Area(AVA) in Washington State, it has captured world wide attention for its unique climate and geography that is quickly winning (world class) awards for its wines.
The climate of the Lake Chelan AVA is influenced by the lake itself which creates a “lake effect” that moderates temperatures throughout the growing season and protects against frost damage in winter by re-radiating heat absorbed during the summer in the later months of fall and winter. This has an effect of extending the “hang time” of the fruit on the vine which allows sugars and acids in the grape to stay in balance as phenols develop that can add complexity to the wine.Lake Chelan offers its residents a high quality of life and travelers a memorable visit, with opportunities for boating, golf, sailing, skiing, kayaking, camping and hiking, as well as pleasures like Lake Chelan’s world-class restaurants, amazing wineries of Chelan, stylish shopping, Chelan’s luxurious hotels and Chelan Resorts. Lake Chelan has quickly become one of the world’s best year around destination resorts, with great events in Lake Chelan now going on all year!Most of the upper portion of Lake Chelan is part of the national forest. Often seen as a barrier to progress in the past, these precipitous shores now offer the opportunity to find peace, serenity, and beauty in a world of increasing turmoil and complexity.For those who want to learn more about Lake Chelan, check out our History Page About Lake Chelan.