Complete Online Guide to Lake Chelan Washington USA



  • Driving From Seattle

  • Driving From Spokane

  • Driving via the North Cascades Highway

  • Driving From Portland, OR

  • Travel by Air

  • Travel by Train

  • Travel by Bus

  • Travel by Commuter Bus

  • Travel by TAXI


    Driving From Seattle:

    Via I-90:

    Take I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Cle-Elum and take Exit 85. North over Blewett Pass on US97. Then US2 towards Wenatchee. Just before reaching Wenatchee, take the exit to 97 Alternate (97A). Follow 97A to Chelan. (Approximately 3 Hours / 183 miles)

    Via US2:

    Follow US2 over Stevens Pass, through Leavenworth and just before Wenatchee, take the exit to 97 Alternate (97A). Follow 97A to Chelan. (Approximately 3 Hours / 186 miles)

    Driving From Spokane:

    Via Pine Canyon:

    Follow US2 west to Orondo, go north on 97 twenty-three miles to the Beebe Bridge that crosses the Columbia River to Chelan Falls. Turn Left on Hwy 150 up the gorge to Lake Chelan. (Approximately 3 Hours / 173 miles)

    Via McNeil Canyon:

    Average 2 1/2 hours: On Hwy 2 head West to Coulee City. Continue West to Hwy 17. Drive North on Hwy 17 to Hwy 172. Drive through Mansfield. Following signs to Lake Chelan continue down McNeil Canyon to Beebe Bridge Park. Taking a right on Hwy 97 miles to the Beebe Bridge that crosses the Columbia River to Chelan Falls. Turn Left on Hwy 150 up the gorge to Lake Chelan. (Approximately 2.5 Hours / 153 miles)

    Driving via the North Cascades Highway:

    From Burlington:

    Take exit for Hwy 20 off of Interstate 5. Continue East on Hwy 20 to Winthrop. Head South on Hwy 153. Continue South on Hwy 97 take exit for Chelan onto Hwy 7Alt. Approx. 191 miles. This highway is open spring through fall, closed during the winter: pass report number 1-800-695-7623 (Approximately 4.5 Hours / 191 miles)

    Driving From Portland, OR:

    Via Interstate 5:

    Head North on Interstate 5. Refer to the above "Driving From Seattle" for the two routes off of Interstate 5. (Approximately 5.5 Hours)

    Via Highway 97:

    Head North on Interstate 5. Take exit for Hwy 14 heading east. Continue to North Hwy 97. Continue North on Hwy 97 tehn left on to Hwy 2. Just before reaching Wenatchee, take the exit to 97 Alternate (97A). Follow 97A to Chelan. (Approximately 2.5 Hours / 320 miles)

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    Travel by Air

    Fly into Wenatchee Pangborn Airport from Sea-Tac International Airport.

    Horizon / Alaskan Airlines
    Toll Free 1-800-547-9308

    Horizon / Alaskan Airlines @ Pangborn Memorial Airport
    Phone: (509) 884-2494

    Horizon / Alaskan Airlines @ Sea-Tac
    Phone: (206) 431-4444.

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    Private Plane

    Pangborn Memorial Airport
    East Wenatchee, Washington
    Phone: (509) 884-2494
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    Hard-surfaced, fuel and tie-downs available. Charter flights, glider operations, aircraft rental and sales.

    Lake Chelan Airport
    32 Airport Way
    Lake Chelan, Washington
    Phone: (509) 682-5976
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    Municipal Airport: Hard-surfaced, fuel available, tie-downs available.

    The airport is 3 miles East of Chelan, between Chelan and the Columbia River, just follow the river to the airstrip.

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    Travel by Train

    Amtrak stops in Wenatchee, 35 miles from Chelan, once a day in each direction.

    Seattle or Spokane
    Toll Free 1- 800-872-7245.
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    Regularly scheduled arrivals in Wenatchee

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    Travel by Bus

    There is bus service from Spokane and Seattle to Wenatchee. The bus schedule is subject to change without notice, so please call to verify times.

    Greyhound Bus
    Toll Free 1-800-231-2222
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    Northwestern Trailways
    Wenachee (Office open daily)
    Phone: (509) 662-2183 or 1-800-366-3830
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    Take the bus from Spokane or Seattle to Wenatchee.

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    Commuter Bus

    Link Bus Service
    Wenatchee, Washington
    Phone: (509) 662-1155
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    Public transportation from Wenatchee. Provides scheduled service from Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan and Manson, weekdays only.

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    Taxi Service

    Apple Valley Tours
    Phone: (509) 682-3686

    Lake Chelan Cab Company
    Phone: (509) 687-TAXI

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    Stehekin is at the upper end of Lake Chelan and is only reachable by water or air. There are daily trips via the Lady of the Lake, a variety of services for hire or private boat.

    By Air:

    Chelan Seaplanes
    Air Taxi * Tours * Fly-in Wine Tours
    1328 W Woodin Ave
    Chelan, WA 98816
    MAILING ADDRESS: 4000 Airport Rd, Anacortes WA 98221
    Phone: (509) 682-5555

    By Boat:

    CLICK HERE for Private WebpageLake Chelan Boat Company
    Lady of the Lake * Lady Express * Lady Cat * Private Charters
    1418 W Woodin Ave
    PO Box 186
    Chelan, WA 98816
    Phone: (509) 682-4584

    The Tour Boat
    1228 W Woodin Ave
    PO Box 1119
    Chelan, WA 98816
    Phone: (509) 682-8287

    Tom Courtney Tug and Barge
    PO Box 64
    Stehekin, WA 98852
    Phone: (509) 682-2493

    Freight drop-off is located at 1228 W Woodin Ave, Chelan


    Stehekin has a variety of shuttle & bus services available to get around once you are there.

    The Stehekin Shuttle
    Leaves the Boat Landing area 4 times daily.
    Destinations: High Bridge and all points in between.
    Plus Points of interest: Rainbow Falls, Stehekin School and Bakery.

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