Lake Chelan Summer Fun!

Summer is one of our favorite seasons in Chelan! With plenty to see and do and beautiful weather to experience it in, you’ll never be bored. Plus, we have plenty of water activities to keep you cool and refreshed during the blissfully long summer days. Read on to learn more about our favorite Lake Chelan summer fun!

Jump in the lake

There’s nothing like a nice refreshing swim in Lake Chelan! Jump in the lake and enjoy the cool, deep blue water. And you can make this swim even more fun by creating your own games to play. Have swim races, play catch, or see who can create the coolest jump into the water! Your opportunities for lake fun are endless.  

Lady of the Lake tours

The Lady of the Lake Tour is a great way to explore the area around Chelan on the water. This tour departs from Chelan and can take you all the way up to Stehekin, which is a perfect day trip destination. Whether you take the tour to Stehekin or just around the lake, you can enjoy a day soaking up the beautiful lake views.

Kayak & paddle board

Another exciting way to enjoy Lake Chelan summer fun is by renting a kayak or paddle board to get out on the water. Paddle boarding has been a popular activity in the US since the 1990s, and it’s easy to see why! This fun activity allows you to see the panoramic scenic views around the lake while paddling along. And kayaking is a classic activity to get you into the middle of those stunning views. You can take your kayak out and explore the beauty of Lake Chelan up close. 

You can rent a paddle board or kayak here or here.


The local Chelan water park won’t get you into the water of Lake Chelan, but it’s a great way to stay cool on hot days! Slidewaters is a perfect summer activity with plenty to do! Offering 19 water attractions, land activities, dining options, and more, Slidewaters offers something for everyone! You can learn more about Slidewaters here.

If you don’t like the water…

There’s still plenty to do here! Chelan is a registered AVA which means the soil here is perfect for producing exquisite wine grapes. And you can tell—we have several local wineries that use these grapes to create award-winning wines. You learn more about our local wineries and vineyards here

Visit Lake Chelan this summer

Don’t miss out on all the Lake Chelan summer fun! You can reserve your room at Lakeside Lodge and Suites online here. And when you stay at Lakeside, you’ll be right across the street from Lake Chelan. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all of our amenities, such as complimentary breakfast and access to our pools and hot tubs. 

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