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Area Description

The Lake Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson and Stehekin.
The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. The Valley offers four seasons of recreation, charming shopping districts, and bountiful agriculture including an emerging wine industry. Centrally located, full-time and part-time residents find it an ideal location for telecommuting with quality infrastructure and easy access to destinations across the state.

The Valley’s natural beauty, coupled with abundant amenities, make it an excellent place to live. With ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a thriving art scene, and a superior community hospital, residents of the Lake Chelan Valley pride themselves on having a high quality of life. The Chelan Valley maintains the strong sense of community rich in small towns. Residents greet each other by name and community service is alive and well, apparent in strong participation among the community’s civic groups. The Valley’s natural beauty, coupled with abundant amenities, make it an excellent place to live.

Includes Cities/Towns: Chelan, Manson, Stehekin.

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   It’s true. The sun shines a lot in the Lake Chelan Valley.

But that’s not all you’ll find here. Waterskiing and wine tasting. Snowshoeing and stargazing. Hiking and history lessons. Fine dining and being fine with doing absolutely nothing.

Discover unforgettable experiences and friendly faces among mountains, vineyards, a historic Main Street, and of course, the pristine blue waters of the lake.

Then mix and repeat, season after season, to create your own traditions in Lake Chelan.


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The Lake Chelan Valley a thriving art scene.

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We have a regional bus system and limited taxi services.

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Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  25.0  29.5  34.0  3.2 "
 Feb  26.7  33.5  40.3  2.2 "
 Mar  32.3  41.2  50.0  1.6 "
 Apr  38.7  49.5  60.3  1.0 "
 May  46.3  58.0  69.7  1.0 "
 Jun  53.3  65.0  76.7  0.9 "
 Jul  59.3  72.2  85.0  0.4 "
 Aug  58.3  71.5  84.7  0.4 "
 Sep  49.7  62.5  75.3  0.6 "
 Oct  40.0  49.8  59.7  1.6 "
 Nov  31.7  37.3  43.0  3.5 "
 Dec  24.3  28.7  33.0  3.3 "


Chelan’s arid climate and lack of rainfall make it a popular year-round destination among outdoor enthusiasts. The Valley experiences over 300 days of sunshine annually and has four distinct seasons. Despite the area’s desert climate, agriculture abounds thanks to irrigation from the lake as well as the Columbia River.
Annual Precipitation

Chelan & Manson: 12 in. Stehekin/Upper Valley: 35 in.
Annual Snowfall: 39 in.
Average Lake Temperature: 60.5° F

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