The Best Chelan Outdoor Activities

With the beautiful Lake Chelan at our doorstep and the Cascade Mountains a stone’s throw away, Chelan is known for having some incredible outdoor activities. Next time you visit, you need to take on these Chelan outdoor activities!


golfing: one of chelan's greatest outdoor activities

On the golf course, it’s just you, the game, and nature. This is one of the greatest Chelan outdoor activities and with so many golf courses nearby, you can’t go wrong! Tee up to breathtaking views like this one and you’ll really appreciate Chelan’s beauty.

Paddle boarding & kayaking

You’re right on Lake Chelan, the third deepest lake in all of America. You’d be missing out if you didn’t include enjoying the water as one of your Chelan outdoor activities! Rent a paddle board or kayak and get out to the deep blue water!

Visit Stehekin

Stehekin is a small community north of Lake Chelan. Here, you’ll be transported to serene wilderness where even the roads don’t reach. You’ll have to take a boat to get here, but it’s worth it. In Stehekin, you can go horseback riding, camping, and hiking to enjoy the untouched nature of this community.


What better way to appreciate nature than to explore the great outdoors! Chelan is home to many incredible hiking trails. Venture up the Cascade Pass, where you’ll find snow even in July, hike along the Lake Chelan trail, or through the Lake Chelan State Park. Wherever you go, this is one unbeatable way to see nature up close!

The Lake

visit the lake chelan outdoor activities

If you’re going to visit Chelan, you have to visit the lake! And what better way to do that than by staying lakeside? At Lakeside Lodge and Suites you’ll have a lake view from your room and Lake Chelan is right across the street. When it comes to outdoor activities in Chelan, there’s nothing more perfect than jumping in the lake!

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