Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is located about 50 miles up lake from Chelan city which in turn is in Chelan County, Washington. The only way to access the recreation park is using float planes or boats because there is no road connection between the recreational area and the outside.
Visitors can also use several trails available for hiking to the area in the summer. Once at the recreation area, visitors will find approximately 62,000 acres of land that is in an Alpine landscape. Several other attractions will captivate the attention of any guests to the park including a rich biota of plant and animal life that is adapted to moisture and similar conditions.
Additionally, visitors can get to explore jagged peaks that are covered by glaciers or just relax and listen to water streaming down from higher altitude areas through the beautiful Stehekin Valley, that is forested. Besides these attractions, visitors can also get to enjoy other recreational activities like hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, boating, hunting, cross-country skiing, and boat tours.
The recreational area has several amenities to facilitate the above activities including cabin rental, campgrounds, boat rental, picnic area, restaurant, lodging, visitor center, and self-guided tours. Visitors with dogs are allowed to bring them to Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, but they will need to ensure that their dogs are not only well-behaved but that they always have immediate control of their tail-waggers at all times.
Primarily, all dogs should be on a leash at all times, and when they are not on a leash, then they should be in a secure enclosure. Additionally, the dog’s leash should not be more than six feet in length. Furthermore, dogs should be kept away from restricted areas of the park, which mostly includes inside (or immediately around) any park buildings.