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North Cascades Region
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
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LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
c/o North Cascades National Park
Sedro-Woolley, Washington   98284-1239
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Here the beautiful Stehekin Valley, with a portion of fjordlike Lake Chelan, adjoins North Cascades National Park. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (62,000 acres, 24,800 hectares) rests in a glacially carved trough in the Cascades Range. Lake Chelan is one of the nation's deepest, reaching a depth of 1,500 feet (450 meters). It offers boating, fishing, and lakeshore camping. The average width is less than two miles (3.2 kilometers), but Lake Chelan extends 50 miles (83 kilometers) into the Cascade Mountains. The lake's northernmost four miles (6.4 kilometers) are in the National Recreation Area, including the remote community of Stehekin and the Stehekin River Valley. This is a remote part of North Cascades National Park Service Complex. See the national park homepage, Focus on Stehekin and the North Cascades Challenger publications for more information about visiting Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and vicinity. <P>
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Camping
Campgrounds:

Bridge Creek : Open All Year

Details : 16 miles from Stehekin Landing at junction of Pacific Crest Tr. No. and Stehekin Valley Rd. 6 sites. No fee, no reservations. 1 group site (max. 35), reservations required. Free NPS backcountry permits required for all sites. Stock corral.

Bullion : Open All Year

Details : 10 miles from Stehekin Landing. 2 sites. First come, first served. No Fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Cottonwood : Open All Year

Details : 23 miles from Stehekin Landing (2.7 miles beyond current end of Stehekin Valley Rd. at Glory Mountain). 4 sites. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Dolly Varden : Open All Year

Details : 13 miles from Stehekin Landing. 2 sites. No fees, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Flat Creek : Open All Year

Details : 18.8 miles from Stehekin Landing. 4 sites. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Flick Creek : Open All Year

Details : Lakeside, boat or foot access only, near Lakeshre Tr. 1 site. Fee: $5 daily or $40 seasonal US Forest Service dock permit required. No NPS backcountry permit required for boat-in sites.

Harlequin : Open All Year

Details : 4.4 miles from Stehekin Landing. 6 sites. First come, first served. No fee, no reservations. 1 group site (max. 24), reservation required. Free NPS backcountry permits required for all sites.

High Bridge : Open All Year

Details : 11 miles from Stehekin Landing at junction of Agnes Creek Tr., Pacific Crest Tr. So., and Stehekin Valley Rd. 2 sites. Stock Corral. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Manly Wham : Open All Year

Details : Lakeside, boat or foot access only, near Bridal Veil Falls. 1 site. Fee: $5 daily or $40 seasonal US Forest Service dock permit required. No NPS backcountry permit required for boat-in sites.

Park Creek : Open All Year

Details : 18.5 miles from Stehekin Landing. 2 sites. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Purple Point : Open All Year

Details : 0.03 miles from Stehekin Landing. 7 sites. Treated water. First come, first served. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Purple Point Overflow & Stock Corral : Open All Year

Details : Short walk from Stehekin Landing. 4 sites. Stock corral (max.4 animals). No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Shady : Open All Year

Details : 14.7 miles from Stehekin Landing. 1 site. No fee, no reservations. Free permit required.

Tumwater : Open All Year

Details : 12 miles from Stehekin Landing. 2 sites. No fee, no reservations. Free NPS backcountry permit required.

Weaver Point : Open All Year

Details : Lakeside, boat or foot access only. 22 sites. Fee: $5 daily or $40 seasonal US Forest Service dock permit required. No NPS backcountry permit required for boat-in sites.



Nature Programs
Junior Ranger Activity : Special programs for children ages 5 - 12. We'll explore a variety of topics using stories, games and hands on activities.

Naturalist Talks : Short talks on special natural or cultural history topics take place daily at 1:30 pm.

Imus Creek Trail Walk : Two hour guided walks take place Thursday-Sunday 9:00 am. Join a naturalist to enjoy the beauty and history of the mountains, streams and forests of the Stehekin Area.

Buckner Orchard Bike and Hike Tour : Saturdays at 11:00 am during July and August. Free program includes 6 mile bike ride and a walking tour of the historic Buckner Orchard. Bike rental and lunch are not included in the free tour.(2.75 hrs, meet in front of Lodge)

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Directions
Plane : Nearest major airport is Seatac near Seattle, Washington. Chelan Airways (509/682-5555)provides floatplane access to Stehekin in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

Car : There is no car access to the Stehekin Valley and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Take Highway 2 to the town of Chelan where passenger ferry and plane access is available.

Bus : From Wenatchee, the "LINK" public bus system (no Sunday service)in Chelan County (1-509-662-1155)connects to the passenger ferry at Chelan allowing foot passengers to visit Stehekin by boat. A van shuttle is available in the valley from the Stehekin Landing.

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