In the heart of the Cascade Mountains of Washington, Wenatchee Lake is home to a mountain lake attracting thousands of visitors and the center of leisure. Lake Wenatchee offers many things and is surprisingly easy to reach.
Wenatchee Lake is centrally located in the state and is accessible from both sides of the state via Main Street 2. Probably via Western Stevens Pass, while East Washington travelers arrive via Wenatchee or Blewett Pass. The depth of the lake is 244 feet deep and about 6 miles long, just over 13 miles off the coastline. Wenatchee is nourished by the White River and the Little Wenatchee River, and the snow is frozen from the surrounding mountains. Wenatchee Lake moves to the Wenatchee River at the eastern end of the river, flowing into the Leavenworth, Cashmere and Wenatchee cities before it is emptied into Columbia River.
Boating and fishing from the lake, in many places. On the shore where the lake flows into the Wenatchee River, is the state park of Wenatchee Lake. The State Park is divided by the Wenatchee River to the north and south, while the south is part of the boat harbor, the beach and the swimming pool. The beach area can be crowded on hot summer days, with campers and locals, in the beautiful mountain water. Before entering the southern part of Wenatchee State Park, it leads through Nason Creek Campground. Nason Creek runs through this little camp site, then on the Wenatchee River. Prior to the entrance to the state park, the road turns to the left to follow three or four miles to Glacier View Campground near the western end of Wenatchee Lake. Many of Glacier View's campsites lie on the shore of the lake. There is a short tour to the lost lake that runs off the trail near the Glacier View Campground. The lost lake can be fished and offers a wonderful glacier-fed swimming experience. More hiking is available at State Park by Nason Creek Trail.
Camping and hiking on Lake Wenatchee is also available on the White River and Little Wenatchee river basins. The campsites in this area are more primitive than the ones they offer but are lonely and private. In this direction, you can access tours that are linked to the famous Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) from Canada to California or take smaller tours to Twin Lakes and elsewhere. Forestry services and logging roads are also abundant in this area. Drive west of Wenatchee Lake, Highway 2, to the Stevens Pass, which offers skiing in winter.
Located to the north of Lake Wenatchee, Fish Lake, and its name is true,. Fish Lake has many rental opportunities for both boats and cabins to stay here. In addition to Fish Lake, the Chiwawa River can be explored with the pedestrian, mountain biking, dirt bike and horse's usable pedestrian system. For longer-term hikers in this area the trails run along the Chelan Lake, along the Lucerne, Holden and Stehekin towns, none of which are accessible from the outside on Utakon and the beautiful Entiat River valley.
Hiking, rock climbing and camping await south of Wenatchee Lake in the Icicle River Canyon. The Icicle River flows to the city of Leavenworth in the Wenatchee River. Much of the state, if not the country's most beautiful hiking trails, can be found outside Leavenworth in the Alpine Lakes wilderness area. Hiking and camping licenses are required in most areas of this area as a way of limiting people's impact on this valuable environment. Icicle Canyon offers many rock climbing options. Blewett Pass, which is also south of Lake Wenatchee, offers hiking and snowmobiling. The town of Leavenworth is a paradise boasting Bavarian themed shops and restaurants, everyone is entertaining.
Outside the Wenatchee Lake, beyond Leavenworth, outdoor activities continue to offer opportunities. In Mission Creek there are mountaineering and mountain biking trails outside the mowing field, rock climbers can find the opportunities offered by the Peshastin Pinnacles State Park, and of course, fishing and boating on the mighty Columbia River, between Wenatchee, the largest city in the region.
From alpine skiing to mountain biking, riding to rock climbing it is difficult to find equality with the diversity that this area offers. Wenatchee Lake offers both outdoor recreation as well as casual horizons or caravans.