The community of Chelan is a beautiful place to live in or travel to. Chelan sits at the southeastern end of gorgeous Lake Chelan. It has been popular with both tourists and those seeking a summer home away from the hustle and bustle of the big city too. The community has an abundance of water recreation available, but there is so much else to do in the local area too like hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking. Here is a look at three of the more fun things to do in and around the Chelan area.

Boat Ride to Stehekin

The community of Stehekin sits at the opposite end of Lake Chelan, approximately 51 miles away. Stehekin has no roads that connect it to the outside world and the daily passenger service offered out of Chelan is one of the few ways there are to get there. The ride up the lake and the time in the community itself are both very relaxing.

Mill Bay Casino

Located in nearby Manson is the Mill Bay Casino. This small casino offers video slot machines, video poker, as well as live card games too like black jack and poker. A night out at the Mill Bay Casino can be a fun time for all.


Though it is rather easy to hit the water in Chelan, due to the many beaches and waterfront parks, a great way to escape the heat and have a fun time is to go the local waterpark. Slidewaters offers swimming pools, waterslides, games, and food. For families with kids, a visit to Slidewaters is a great way to have extra fun while visiting Chelan