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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, cutthroat, chinook salmon, kokanee, whitefish and burbot at Lake Chelan in Washington.

If you like camping, boating and fishing, Lake Chelan is your dream come true. Swimming in this 33,000-acre lake are bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, kokanee and burbot. This dream destination is located in the north-central part of the state, at Chelan Falls, WA. Chelan Lake has about 140 miles of shoreline, most of which is not accessible for fishing from shore. However, there are areas at the campgrounds, parks and along Lakeshore Drive where anglers can fish from the bank or launch a canoe or kayak. The elevation is 1,100 ft above sea level. There is good fishing year round, although some areas of the lake are closed during Spring, so check regulations before fishing. There are marinas, boat rentals, restaurants, stores, lodging, camping and RV parks located around the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Chelan

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Lake trout Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon

Lake Chelan Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Chelan State Park Campground - 509 687-3710

Lakeshore RV Park, City of Chelan - 509 682-8023

Twenty Five Mile Creek State Park Campground - 509 687-3610

Graham Harbor Campground - 509 682-4900

Domke Falls Campground - 509 682-4900

Moore Point Campground - 509 664-9200

Cascade Creek Campground - 509 664-9200

Prince Creek Campground - 509 682-4900

Safety Harbor Campground - 509 682-4900

Deer Point Campground - 509 682-4900

Mitchell Creek Campground - 509 682-4900

Kamei Campground & RV Park - 509 687-3690

Wapato Lake Campground - 509 687-6037

Lake Chelan WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan State Park
7544 S Lakeshore Rd
Chelan, WA 98816
509 687-3710

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Lake Chelan offers bass, trout, salmon, whitefish, kokanee and burbot fishing in north-central Washington.

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