Welcome to the Lake Chelan Area. Chelan is a narrow 50 mile long lake in northern Washington. A pristine deep water lake, Chelan is the largest natural lake in the state of Washington. Surrounding mountains cover with snow every winter and provide stunning scenery. Outdoor activities in the area include biking, fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, camping, skiing and snowmobiling. Lake Chelan State park lies along the southern shore of the lake. The city of Chelan sits at the southeast tip of the lake, where its water flows through the Chelan River into the great Columbia River. At the north end of the lake is the town of Stehekin which can only be accessed by boat, plane, or hiking. Eight scenic miles up the north shore from Chelan is the village of Manson. A public boat dock is available for visitors to the downtown shops and restaurants. Close by is the Columbia River with Beebe Bridge Park and Beebe Springs and the town of Chelan Falls.