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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

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Here the beautiful Stehekin Valley, with a portion of fjordlike Lake Chelan, adjoins North Cascades National Park. The national recreation area is managed with the national park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.

See the national park homepage for information about visiting Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and vicinity.

   

CONTACTS

Email - NOCA_Interpretation@nps.gov

Fax- 360-856-1934

Write to
c/o North Cascades National Park
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1239

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Visitor Information - 360/856-5700
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360/856-5700
Visitor Information(TDD) - 360/856-5700 x310
Visitor Information - 360/856-5700 x340
Visitor Information - 509/682-2549

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It is possible to reach the Stehekin Valley in the recreation area yearround by passenger ferry or float-plane but never by road. There are no road connections between Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the outside. There are a number of trails available for hiking to the area in the summer.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
 Campgrounds Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
Riverfront RV Park, Clearlake, 3 miles away
Walker Valley Trailhead, Clearlake, 7 miles away
Big Lake Resort, Mount Vernon, 8 miles away
Lake Associates Recreation Clb, Mt Vernon, 9 miles away
Riverview Park, Acme, 9 miles away
Lake Associates Recreation Clb, Mount Vernon, 9 miles away
Pilchuck Bridge Campground, Skagit County, 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 11 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 11 miles away
Days Inn Mt. Vernon, Mount Vernon , 11 miles away
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn And Convention Center, Mount Vernon , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 12 miles away
Tulip Inn Mt Vernon, Mount Vernon , 12 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 39 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 66 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Alpental, Washington , 72 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 72 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 73 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 74 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 81 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 87 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 90 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 96 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Whitewater Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County , 8 miles away, Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County , 10 miles away, Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Pilchuck Creek Campsite to Highway 9 Bridge)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County , 12 miles away, Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Highway 9 Bridge to I-5 Bridge)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom Skagit County , 12 miles away, Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County , 12 miles away, Class IV - 4.4 miles long (Lake Cavanaugh Road to Pilchuck Creek Campsite)
 Public Lands Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 0 miles away
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 0 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Bay View State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Larrabee State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Saddlebag Island State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area:
Overlook Golf Course, Mount Vernon , 7 miles away
Eaglemont Golf Club, Mount Vernon , 9 miles away
Avalon Golf Links Burlington WA, Burlington , 10 miles away
Sudden Valley Golf & Country Club, Bellingham , 13 miles away
Skagit Golf & Country Club, Burlington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit County , 15 miles away
Crabapple Lake, Snohomish County , 19 miles away
Lake Howard, Snohomish County , 19 miles away
Lake Whatcom, Whatcom County , 20 miles away

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